Sunday, January 11, 2009

Children as Mirrors

A recent exchange between my oldest and youngest children.

1: Well, that man was helpful.
3: Really?
1: Yeah, why?
3: Because when Mum* says that, she's being sarcastic.

Ouch.

Sarcasm: it's just not a good teaching tool.

* 3 is quite the Anglophile and has begun to refer to me (both in writing and speech) as Mum. I fully expect her to don her wellies and go play in the garden before I have to call her in for tea.

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