Submitted by PeterElias on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:00
As I watched my 17 month old granddaughter decode the world, it was impossible not to marvel at the enormity of the task and wonder what was going on behind that so expressive face as she processes the flood of sights, sounds, feelings, tastes, experiences, and consequences. Some predictable, but many not.
Submitted by PeterElias on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 06:00
It was January and there were several inches of fresh snow on the ground and no shoveled path to the car. The temperature in the teens. I had an errand to run with a child who INSISTED on going barefoot. The following brief conversation between a seriously sleep deprived post-call parent and an articulate three year old.
“Do you want to put your shoes on yourself, or do you want help?”
"I don't NEED to wear shoes. My feet aren't cold."