Saturday, June 9, 2012

Short and Sweet: Cutting to the Chase

How a four-year-old distills information to the most necessary point in 100 or fewer words:

We're visiting the pool for the first time this summer, and I seize the opportunity to pepper the girls with instructions as we cross the parking lot.  I see the moment as a preemptive strike, my thirty seconds when I can cram all advice on proper swimming behavior and water safety into their minds.

"What are some rules that we need to remember when we're at the pool, girls?" I begin.

My four-year-old responds immediately.  "Don't drown."

The child knows how to cut to the chase, doesn't she?

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3 comments:

  1. I'd say that's one of the most important pool/lake rules!

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  2. Yes, it's certainly the chief aim. ;)

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  3. I like this rule!  No one gets to the heart of the matter faster than a four year old.

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