I don’t think you understand how this is supposed to work.


I wanted my 19-month-old to help clean up the toys, so I picked up a block and dropped it in the box. After repeating this several times to demonstrate the concept, I held out a block for her to drop in the box. Instead, she grabbed the block in one hand,and my hand in the other. She put the block back in my hand and had me drop it in the box. Then she took my hand in a firm grip, and made me pick up another block, move it above the box, and drop it. So much for me giving her a task and being able to walk away. She was the crane operator, and I was the crane.

One response »

Share what you think of this story, or share one of your own!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.