Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Whoever said teaching by EXAMPLE is the best.................


IS 110% ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! I am totally stunned- and in fact- I think I'm going to stop "teaching" all together- and just DOING... and making sure my kids are watching my every move! Yesterday afternoon... Ethan got his shirt dirty. He always gets dirty- and he is the first BOY I have ever met that has to change every time he gets wet or dirty or ANYTHING! So, I took his shirt off of him and told him to get another one, like usual and told him to go put his dirty shirt in the laundry room like usual. K- the kid is THREE!! Sometimes- going and putting his dirty shirt in the laundry room is quite a task and he will forget with in .02 seconds. Well, he was taking a while with getting his "new" shirt, so I went to go see if I could help him, and he wasn't in his room, so I went looking elsewhere-- and where do you SUPPOSE I find him?? YEAH!? In the laundry room... and what is he doing??? He is actually WASHING his dirty shirt along with a blanket he pulled out of the dryer. He literally climbed up on top of the washing machine, and then he opened up my cupboard, and ACTUALLY got the laundry detergent out and poured it in the cup, and then put the detergent- where it was ACTUALLLY supposed to go! I was in total shock!! And- the mess?? What mess?? He did NOT make a mess- or rather- what I would consider a mess. He did drip a little of the detergent, but it wasn't like the WHOLE bottle. I was very, very impressed- that my 3 year old can do his own laundry if I told him to. Of course, I'm not going to... because in the 3rd grade I did a history fair project on child labor- and I KNOW what happens when you do that!;) Usually I have my kids help me load the washing machine, and help me load the dryer-- and then they will push in the drawer for me once I have put the detergent in... but never have I seen this! I'm still in shock! Was this really my child?! He must be possessed! LOL! So- here is to EXAMPLE as the best teaching method!! I'm a TOTAL fan!:)

2 comments:

Andrea said...

That is the funniest story that I have heard in a while. How adorable! I am very impressed with your example.

Me and Them said...

How wonderful! Can you have your son come and teach MY kids? I love it, Bertie!