Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Don't Argue With An Expert...
The little miss is just now understanding that bedtime is her opportunity to start deep discussions as a means of postponing sleep.
Take last night for example. We cuddled under her favorite quilt, read a book, sang some songs then prayed. Shortly after, she pointed at the polka dots on the blanket and said, "balloon." I said they were circles. She looked at me determinedly and repeated, "balloon". I pointed and said again, "circle." This time she shook her head, pointing at the dots more emphatically and said a bit more loudly, "balloon."
We went back and forth a bit bantering balloon vs. circle. finally, I looked at her, enunciating very slowly, and said "cir-cle." She took my cheeks in her hands turned my face to look at her and spoke slowly, loudly enunciating every syllable: "ba-lloon." It was obvious to both of us we were at an impass.
First rule of a debate: support your position with conviction. Well played my dear.