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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?


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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I was concerned that this might be a bit over the top for us Fibro Heads. It's hard enough to remember our names most

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! Yet he keeps looking down there but from a distance. He's convinced!


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   Posted 8/18/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
When my middle children were ages 3,2,and 1 I would give them their baths at the same time, the 3 and 2 year olds were boys and then my 1 year old was a female. They were in the tub one night when my 2 year old looked over at his sister and then looked at me with a look of horror and said "mom, mandy's is broke" he then looked down at himself and looked back at me and said. "mines not." I explained to him that mandy was a girl and he was a boy but I will never forget the look of horror on his poor little face. lol
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   Posted 8/18/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I've probably told this before, but if so, hopefully you've all forgotten.  turn
When my youngest was about 4, I was having a bad moment.  Don't remember why, but I was "getting my undies in a bundle," as my husband likes to say.  I told her, "If you don't stop it, your mom is gonna crack!"  She stopped whatever she was doing, looked me levelly in the eye, pointed at me, and said in a serious voice, "Crack now."  I don't know what she was expecting, but I surely did crack up! 
I think she's probably really tired of this story, but it's one of my favorites.
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   Posted 8/18/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
When my kids were little and wanted to know how long until we got to Grandma's, I would tell them 4 more towns, 3 more towns, etc.
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have kids but I received an email the other day with some funny quotes from kids about marriage. Here is one I thought you might like...


(1) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know
each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

one more...


(1) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
- Camille, age 10
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