When you have children, stuff will happen that you can’t understand, anticipate, prevent, or fix. Sometimes, you just have to laugh.
My daughters were selected to light the candles at church. The Reverend called them up to the front and gave them a book of matches. They stood there, not knowing what to do with the matches (never seen them before – OMG – SMH – LOL).
You are not alone; everyone has had one of those “Really” moments with their children. The important thing is to make sure that your children laugh, too. Turn the event into a “Teachable Moment”, but keep it lighthearted.
Ask your child (10 or older) to perform the following tasks and then wait for your “teachable moment.”
- Address an envelope
- Communicate the difference between Mr. – Mrs. – Miss – Ms.
- Recite their zip code
- Explain how Susie is their cousin, Tommy is their uncle, and Big Mama is their grandmother
- Name the finger next to the thumb (it’s not the pointer)
- Operate a TV, without the remote
- Actually spell “Laughing Out Loud” LOL
- Recite a prayer (dinner, bed time, any prayer)
- Change a light bulb
- Give their dress or pant size (not S-M-L)
Bonus Question: What is grandma’s legal name?