It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Persistence pays off

goulash“Would you like some goulash?” Anna tips the ‘pot’ (aka cowboy hat) which she has been stirring with a ‘spoon’ (aka rhythm stick) so that Timmy can see the ‘goulash’ (aka wooden puzzle pieces). Timmy loks up from the puzzle he’s completing, peeks into the pot and makes his decision.

“No, thank you.”

“Would you like some goulash?”

“No, thank you.”

“Would you like some goulash?”

“No, thank you.”

She’s hearing him just fine. Nor is there any misunderstanding. He’s answering cheerfully and very clearly, each and every time. But he is also giving the Wrong Answer. Anna tries yet again.

“Would you like some goulash?”

“No, thank you.”

Repetition is not working.

“Okay, I’ll make you some goulash!!!”

Because, come hell or high water, this boy is going to get some GOULASH, dammit! Timmy’s head come up from his puzzle yet again.

“Oh, you’re going to make me some goulash?”

“Yes!”

“O-KAY!!”

Toddlers are just plain weird.

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June 26, 2009 - Posted by | Anna, Timmy | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. hehehe as far as i remember, that translates roughly to

    lets play

    OK

    no lets play this way

    huh

    t his w a y

    huh.I’m doin this…

    come on now were gonna play THIS way.
    oh,okay!

    it’s a meeting of ideas so it usually takes a few tries.after all, on persons goulash is another’s fishbowl.

    Comment by max | November 8, 2009 | Reply


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