Sunday, September 11, 2011

Overheard during a massage...

My ten-year-old client addressing me sternly, after her older brother opens the door after a perfunctory knock:

"I frown upon someone knocking on the door and opening the door during my relaxation."

Now imagine that line voiced by Violet Parr from "The Incredibles," and you'll understand why I struggled to hide my sudden laughter!

6 comments:

North said...

I'll bet $100 that the 10 year old is a "reader". That is the vocabulary and sentence structure of a child that reads books for enjoyment.

Christina LMT said...

You would be right. She also started talking when she was eight months old...she's scary-smart!

North said...

Mine was 16 months old when we were visiting my sister the teacher. I drew little pictures of shapes for him to identify. Eventually we got to a shape I drew and he correctly identified it by saying "trapezoid".

In contrast I have a niece that will struggle significantly when she enters school. I could easily teach her the same things. Her parent wants only a living playtoy to play with, not a child to raise.

Me and my lovely wife's approach to raising a child was to raise them as the adult that we want them to be.

Suldog said...

I think I would like that sentence posted on every door I am behind.

Weer'd Beard said...

North, In my childhood peg-board the Trapezoid peg was by FAR my favorite!

Tho I got pissed in early geometry when I learned that no all trapezoids were symmetrical like my peg!

A Trapezoid with a right angle is an UGLY-Ass shape!

North said...

There is beauty in symmetry.
- Otto Renner