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Chutz
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   Posted 8/17/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Ever try to explain something new or a concept to a young child? Try to explain about the sky, why it's blue, where does it stop, now long does it take to get "there"? Some things are difficult to explain to adult even. lol... So the setup for this game is to describe something or some phrase to an imaginary child. I'll start with a topic, describe it as if I were telling a child and when I'm done I'll make a topic for the next person to post. Here's an example.

How do helicopters fly?

Me – Well instead of wings like on an airplane they have blades on top that spin.
Child – A blade? Like a knife?
Me – No. You remember the beanie hats with that little spinning thing on top?
Child – Yes.
Me – Well imagine that on an airplane instead of regular wings.
Child-Oh, so there are beanie spinners on an airplane and they call it a helicopter.
Me - Well the helicopter needs much bigger spinners on it because it's much bigger than a beanie cap.
Child - Sort of like that "whirly thing" on a stick that spins when the wind blows on it?
Me - Yes, now you understand, like a pinwheel.
Child - How many people can ride on a pinwheel?


Yours doesn't have to be this long but you get the idea. Just a few lines of how you might explain something to a child and the questions or comments the child is likely to make. I know this will take a bit more work than the normal Koffee Klatch but you all are such a talented bunch that I'm eager to hear your stories.

OK, the next person get to explain to a child: what is gravity?

Chutz

antbuggey
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz,

Just wanted to say that I think this is a wonderful and very fun topic today! I am feeling really cruddy and can't think straight to participate but just wanted to tell you that I wish I could! I tried and just could not get through it today!

Anyway.....take care!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

Chutz
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
No problem! I think this might be a bit over the top. I know when I'm feeling rotten my head won't work either and I can't make sense of anything, let along trying to explain something to a child.

If anyone wants to change the topic just a bit feel free. Share some experience about a child's concept on a particular topic. My 4 y/o grandson thinks there's an elevator down the heat ducts to the furnace and if you go down there you will end up in this raging inferno!...lol Yet he keeps looking down there but from a distance. He's convinced!

Chutz

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/18/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   

 

      Chutz, you just jogged my memory! :)

      When I was 8yrs old or so, my Dad decided to burn a brush pile near a large pool of water that had collected in a low spot on one of our fields on the farm.

       Leading to the pool of water was a colvert that was suposed to drain the water away, but didn't do too good of a job of it.

   Well, as he got the brush pile set on fire, he told me to crawl through the colvert, and see if I could come out the other side.

     I accepted the offer of adventure, and started to tunnel my way in. I didn't get very far, because fear quickly set in. The fire was reflecting on the water at the other end of the colvert. It looked like a lake of fire, and reminded me of Bible storys and what Hell might be like. The flames were dancing magically all over the place, and the closer I got to them I could feel the heat from the fire. (Brush Pile was very close by) Fear got the best of me and, I just couldn't take it anymore, and quickly backed out of the challenge.

    My cousin's were there as well, and also refused to try it, after looking inside.

     I never forgot that scene as a child and how it affected me for a very long time.

 

               SE:)


"Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/18/2010 11:18:17 AM (GMT-6)


antbuggey
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   Posted 8/18/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Chutz...I know everyone has been there! I thought it was a great topic though!

This one I can do....Well kind of....When my daughter was about 3 she kept telling me she wanted a gwand and for days I could not figure it out....she got very frustrated with me....finally she told me "Mommy....you know.....a majee gwand" I said "Oooohhhh, a magic wand." She said,"Phew...finally mom!" Like I was stupid! LOL

Another time she came home and told me that while riding in the car with her dad, she saw a "Yank" bus....over and over she said, "Mommy....you know a yank bus." Finally she said, "Remember that yank thing that Daddy's grandpa played....you know he yanked it." Again I said, "Oooohhhh, an accordion. You saw a bus that is split with the accordion like middle." Again she answered me like I was stupid!

Not really a concept of a child...but kind of cute!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

Chutz
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   Posted 8/18/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I do love the stories! I was just on the phone with my pregnant daughter and the 4 year old just cracked me up today. He apparently was getting frustrated with his 12 month old brother so he told his mommy, "You put Jaksyn back in your tummy and take my baby sister out". She explained that he was way too big for that. So he said, "Well, when he gets small again then put him back!!"...lmbo Little kids are the absolute funniest!

Chutz
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