Friday, January 16, 2009

Teaching Moments



Actual conversation middle daughter had with the canine just 2 minutes ago:

Middle daughter had in her possession two Ariel toothbrushes. Both her own. Because Ariel is her favorite princess. She crouched down to be better able to see the canine and lifted that little hairy face with her tiny hands. As she gently cradled the canine's chin so they could see eye to eye, she said softly, "These are my toothbrushes. They brush teeth. Ariel is on them. But they are not the same. One is pink and white with sparkles and the other one is purple and pink. My favorite colors are purple and pink."




She opened her mouth and pointed to her pearly whites and said, "These are teeth."

Then she pointed to the canines chops and lovingly pointed out, "These are your teeth. They are pointy. My teeth are not pointy. I am a girl. You are a dog."

She was truly teaching the canine. And it was obvious she knew that the canine was privy to new information. And the canine was attentive. As any student should be.

I think she is going to be a great mom.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is so sweet! I was just glad to hear the she didn't try to brush the dog's teeth- or maybe she did and you didn't see it! I would smell those toothbrushes for dog breath if I were you :)

CaJoh said...

Don't let her on to the fact that people have canines as teeth too… that may just blow the entire "I'm a girl you're a Dog" philosophy out the window.

Shannon said...

Too cute! What a lucky puppy to have such a good Mom!

Cynthia said...

Now she just needs to teach him to never lick or chew on her toothbrush and you'll be good to go!

Summer said...

It sound like you have a little one into princess's...me too! I actually heard that a dogs mouth is cleaner than ours...let the dog brush away!

Tink said...

Aren't kids funny? They truly amaze me when I listen to their funny conversations whether it is with an animal a doll or a toothbrush! I'm glad you are recording these things for her to smile about later in life. Have a wonderful weekend.

Me said...

That is too sweet! I enjoy listening to my boys talk to each other. The things they say!!

Stamps Family said...

Dontcha just love it when the kids are the teachers? Thank you for sharing the story

Kate said...

I thnk she did a great job with the lesson. It's important to know about teeth and gender. A dog needs to know. :)

Your little one is adorable.

wonder woman said...

how sweet. how cute.

That Girl in Brazil said...

Love it. She'll be a great human biology teacher, too.