Courtesy of my mom, this is the best (and shortest!) TED Talk I have ever watched.
Despite her best efforts, comedian Julia Sweeney is forced to tell a little white lie when her 8-year-old begins learning about frog reproduction — and starts to ask some very smart questions. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 5:16)
[5 mins, 16 secs… with a little nonsequitor cartoon after that for some reason]
As I said to my mom, WOW. Look where even really excellent parenting can lead you.
Speaking of which… today, Maria -my daughter’s childcare provider- kindly shared with me a “complaint” she had about ClaraJane.
She say: “ClaraJane no play con other children….” (She is Dominican, with a loud, velvety voice, and rolls her rrrrrrr’s like chocolate) and she proceeded to demonstrate to me how instead of playing with the other children, ClaraJane regularly *chokes them.* Except for the one baby there of course, whom she generally strangles.
“Um… I don’t know what to do about that,” I said, “But I will ask our family counselor!”
Lately I have become accustomed to saying this phrase in responses to reports of untoward conduct in our (almost 5 y/o) SON. Now it is my (almost 2 y/o) daughter. So… I guess it runs in the family?
Um… I don’t know what to do about that either. But I will also ask our family counselor!
PS: Check out the *comment* below to see my mom’s killer advice!