Monday, August 25, 2008

Concept of Time

It is very humorous to observe a child's concept of time. I've learned through experience to not tell Grace about something new or exciting until the time is near at hand. Preschoolers just don't understand "next month" or "next week" or sometimes even "tomorrow."

I've known for a while now that my parents are coming to visit us this week, but I have held off on telling Grace. While I was getting the guest room ready this morning, I explained to Grace that they would be here on Wednesday, in two days. She immediately began running through the house calling, "Mimi, are you here yet? Granddaddy, where are you?" After naptime this afternoon, she jumped out of bed and ran to the guest room to see if they were here. I've had to answer countless questions of "Where's Mimi? Where's Granddaddy?" I finally told her that she could not ask me again!

Maybe I should have just let it be a surprise!

1 comment:

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

I hear you! I almost never tell Brad things in advance. On Sunday night we told him he was going to a baseball game on Monday night, and he asked me about it all day yesterday!