Smarts Aren’t Just the ABCs

I spend the majority of my day playing with and catering to my kids. We do spelling games, sound games, and rhyming games. We draw, trace and identify letters and numbers. We talk a lot. They used their first adverb the other day. They know synonyms and homonyms. (Not by the names, just by definition.) They’re constantly asking questions and internalizing the answers. They amaze me every day.

So why is it that in an emergency situation, they would have no idea what to do?

Parent fail, that’s why.

I didn’t even realize I hadn’t imparted this pertinent information until a few days ago. My husband was playing with them with a toy phone that came with their kitchen. They were gleefully calling the police and taking him to jail. But they didn’t know the number. Then my husband said, “oh! I’m hurt! Call an ambulance.”

And the game stopped.

The girls just stared at him, like, what?


About parentwin

Parent of twins, blogger, writer and journalist. I write things. Sometimes people even read them.
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