It’s Not All Mary Poppins

How can she BLOG and work at the same time?

Well, because…

“What’s that big noise?” Nigel’s head swivels as the roar of a chainsaw cuts through the air.
“See that tree? The branches are too close to the wires, so the men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“See that tree? Those men are cutting it down.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“The men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“The men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“The men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“The men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”
“The men are cutting down the tree.”
“What’s that big noise?”

…sometimes?…

“Look! I jump! I jump. On couch!”
“So I see, Timmy. Good jumping.”
“Look! I jump!”
“Jump, jump, jump! You sure know how to jump!”
“Look! I jump!”
“Wow!”
“Look! I jump!!”
“Wow!”
“Look! I jump!!”
“Wow!”
“Look! I jump!”

…This job really…

“What’s wrong?” Anna’s husky voice is a mix of concern and curiosity as she peers at Ki-woon, cradled in my lap.
“He bumped his head.”
“What’s wrong?”
“He just knocked his head on the table. Just a little bump.”
“What’s wrong?”
“He has a little bo-bo on his head.”
“What’s wrong?”
“He has a little bo-bo on his head.”
“What’s wrong?”
“He has a little bo-bo on his head.”
“What’s wrong?”

doesn’t take a whole lot of thought.

August 1, 2007 - Posted by | Anna, daycare, Developmental stuff, Nigel, the things they say!, Timmy

10 Comments »

  1. Why?
    Why, Mary?
    Why doesn’t it take much thought?
    Why do you have to repeat yourself?

    (Every once in a while, I used to come up with off-the-wall answers to see if my kids were actually listening to any of my answers!)

    Comment by LoryKC | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. That behavior just drives me crazy. But, like you, I always answer. I guess when I am an old woman, my daughter will have to listen to me do the same thing (and that makes me smile).

    Comment by midlife mommy | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  3. Ha, ha! I just wrote a post last week similar to this about the conversations I routinely have with the Boy. Maybe he should attend your daycare? Sounds like he would fit right in…

    Comment by nomotherearth | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  4. I used to get bored and ask a question back. Maybe I had the wrong idea.

    Comment by z | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  5. i totally understand, mary. it was the same for me when i was a nanny. these days, teaching preschool, though, the only time i have to blog is during naptime. the rest of the day is way too full of activity for any computer time. so sad. of course, it’s worth it for the time with kiddos, as i’m sure you well know. 🙂

    Comment by Lara | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  6. You know I’m a lawyer and sometimes I find myself saying the same thing over and over and over again to the same client. So it’s not so different dealing with adults.

    Comment by M&Co. | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  7. Haha! “What’s that noise?” sounds soooo familiar. Although in our house, it sounds more like “Waz dat noooise?” And considering we have two infants, that conversation usually ends up with me saying either “I don’t know” and the toddler indignantly enlightening me, or me asking him what he thinks that noise is. It’s still fun for me, though, but then again, I only have one to deal with.

    Comment by Kat | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  8. We live beside a lake, and in the summer they bring a water ski jump out. Every. Single. Time. we drive past the water ski jump my three year old asks, “What’s that thing in the water?” This has been going on for the past two months, sometimes several times a day. And when I say, “It’s a jump. For the water skiers.” through my slightly gritted teeth, he always says, “ooh!” as if he had just heard of the concept for the very first time.

    Cute and maddening at the very same time. The essence of Three, I think.

    Comment by karyn | August 1, 2007 | Reply

  9. […] goes through it with kids who are not even her own (God bless her!). Dad Gone Mad goes through it with his adoring […]

    Pingback by They Feel My Pain « Red Pen Mama | August 6, 2007 | Reply

  10. Repetitiveness, essential for the wee ones to learn. Of course my husband would say I need to hear something 10 times before remembering it also.

    Comment by mamacita tina | August 6, 2007 | Reply


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