Sunday, January 16, 2011

Telling It Like It Is…./ Progress

Telling It Like It Is
Yesterday morning there was a break in the rain, so I got out to “stretch my legs”. After the first half hour or so, I stopped by the house and urged Ricki to join me for a slow walk. After a bit of prodding, she agreed to come.
However, each puddle we passed, she (like any two-year old) stomped into it on purpose. Finally I Brain-washed her told her like it is:
“Ricki, only little girls walk into rain puddles. Nearly-adult teen girls AVOID puddles, because they don’t want to ruin their shoes….”

Guess what? She stopped stepping into the water. I did it right…….

Also yester day I played a game with Ricki (“Li Mi Yeesh”) where one has to describe an object, without naming it. [ie, a saw would be called “a work tool that you can cut wood with…” or the like] In the past, Ricki has invariably blurted out the name of the object, and has had trouble GIVING a description (although she has been able to follow my descriptions for years already…). Well, yesterday she had NO problem giving directions, and won the game hands down. (GRIN!)


Staying Afloat said...

:) :) :)

Love the warning about ruining shoes...

Batya said...

B"H, she's growing up.

Penny Pincher said...

Very clever to have found away to stop Ricki stomping in the puddles. And the fact she is getting to play the game well.
Nice to meet you and your family.