Thursday, January 16, 2014
MY 5-year-old kid is smart. Too smart. She is able to extract information from one situation and apply it in new ways. Like when there's a green arrow in one video game to move to the next thing to do, she recognizes that in most other games, the same holds true. Sometimes, however, this genius leads to some seriously funny lateral thinking. For instance, today's stroke of brilliance:
I've been trying to teach the cats' body language to B, so that she understands when to be near them, when to leave them alone, and when to be offended by them....(grin). She usually gets mad at the cat when they put their butts in her face (who can blame her, really...), but her being mad at them often involves her yelling at them, or worse, hitting at them. So I have been trying to explain to her that it's actually a cat's way of showing their friendship and trust - because cats and dogs sniff each others' butts to communicate. So this afternoon, as I am making lunch, Bis crawling around the floor, as she has been known to do. All of a sudden she puts her legs up in the air, points her butt at me and says "Hey mommy! You're my friend!"