February 27, 2008

Making Me Think

Bones came in today and said to me, ‘Mom, feel this.’

He took the back of my hand and put it up to his nose.

“What am I feeling,” I asked?

“Nothing,” came the reply. “See, no air is coming out of my nose. It’s all stopped up.”

I stood there for a minute and then said, “Are you telling me you would like some dimatap?”

He said yes and I replied, ‘Dude, all you have to do is tell me… I don’t need a show and tell.”

You know… for the longest time when he’d do things like this, I attributed it to his being a bit of a drama king.

Well, he is big drama.

But now, I’m not so sure. He is the child that learns through doing. He is very tactile and learns through hands on experience. I am wondering now if for all these years it is not a case of his being drama, but by showing me how he learns best.

It has made me wonder…

Posted by Boudicca at February 27, 2008 10:04 PM | TrackBack

It must be going around, because both Arthur and our big cat have very stuffy noses today too! Is it ok to give a cat Dimetapp?

Posted by: Peggy U at February 27, 2008 10:09 PM

He could've asked you to pull his finger...

Posted by: Toluca Nole at February 27, 2008 10:20 PM

Peggy- Both boys have it. Everyone in the area is sick. Blech.

TN- I don't need a demonstration for that one. Thank.you.very.much. Maybe he gets this thing from you and Dad... the need to demonstrate.

Posted by: Bou at February 27, 2008 10:23 PM

Something I will keep in mind... though I think my boys are dramatic because of me. GRIN

Posted by: vw bug at February 28, 2008 06:11 AM

Thanks for sticking THAT little bee in my head. Now i'm wondering if HRHTDP is really a tactile learner...i firmly believe she's just D-r-a-m-a.

Posted by: Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at February 28, 2008 03:10 PM

I'm just thinking how it would go if he needed Beano.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at March 1, 2008 11:28 PM