Wednesday, May 11, 2011
He really enjoys the house. He plays with it's kitchen it's phone, the door. I pretend I am calling on my cellphone and he play answers. I knock at the door and he answers with a first time homeowner's pride.
But it got me thinking. When I was little, I played games like this with my mom and my friends. They were opportunities to learn the social conventions of answering doors, and phones, and opportunities to learn what to do when different people come to the door.
It strikes me that in all her years, tween has not ever answered the phone or door at home for real. Only in games or when I have looked outside and verified that it was a grandparent and specifically asked her to open it.
I wonder if I'm the only one, and if it's normal that I reserve door answering for adults. How do you handle it?
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From the mind of Slee at 12:27 PM
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