Monday, January 08, 2007

It's all about the perspective

When my oldest was young, about 4, we had an argument of sorts about apples. He thought there were only red ones. See, we ate on $40 a week back then and apples, red apples, were the cheapest fruit I could buy, so we ate read apples. He was convinced I was lying when I told him there were, indeed, other apples. It took an impromptu trip to the grocery store to convince him. He had only seen red apples, so that was all that existed.

Now, what are a 4 year old favorite presents? Right, boxes. Pete's Daddy once brought this huge box home and Pete was full of glee. She colored it, she drove it, hid under it, slept in it. But her favorite thing to do was to stand in it, upside down. Watch a little TV, talk to her family, sing, upside down in the box. This same child was also prone to sitting upside down in a chair, legs in the air, to watch TV.
Now it appears that Re-Pete is developing her own perspective.

What will they think of next?

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