Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alphabe Thursday, Y' is for.....





Happy Alphabe Thursday! We are almost to the end of the alphabet. It has gone by pretty fast and I have enjoyed the journey. The only letter I missed was last week and the letter X'...I guess I felt a little xenophobic about it or something. X just feels like a foriegn object to me. Anyway, I am back and ready to talk about Y' today. If you want to read other Y' posts, hop on over to http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com

Y' is for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Words that when you are four are difficult to grasp. I know this because my grandson Andrew is four and it is a real struggle for him. Point in case....A few days ago, I noticed about one in the afternoon that Cooper's dog dish was full of food...(Cooper is our big yellow lab)

















We are careful to only feed him twice a day so I got worried when I saw the food sitting there,in the afternoon,that he might be sick. I know Andrew likes to feed him, but he has been told not to...
I said to Andrew, "Andrew you are not in trouble if you did, but did you put food in Cooper's bowl today?"
I could see him thinking about it...."Yesterday I put food in he bowl."
Ok, how do I figure this one out?
I said, "Andrew, was it today?" "Today was the day that you and Olivia pulled the radishes out of the garden ...you know, a while ago.."
















The little wheels were turning..."it was one of the days, maybe tomoddow."

After going around and around and me trying to help and prompt, he finally let out a big frustrated sigh and told me "oh, I give up..." Then Cooper ambled over and ate all the food in his bowl and we called it a day....but not a yesterday, or a tomorrow....and I still don't know if Andrew fed him that day or another day.....sigh....Maybe when he is five.

28 comments:

Julie Harward said...

What cute kids..and look at those radishes...yum! Melinda, to me there is no better goodie to take than a loaf of home made bread and a bottle of jam. In my Sept. 09 post there is a easy and best ever recipe for making bread...good luck! :D

Amanda said...

What a cute story. I remember that my kids were still not quite grasping today, tomorrow and yesterday when they were four, either!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I don't think my son get it either. The dog must enjoy the confusion.

Nora Johnson said...

Great 'Y’ post – such a great story!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Laurie said...

That's so funny Melinda, Xcellent Story, so cute.

Life@Cee said...

Great post, and good job of easing up on the pressure so he could tell the truth.

Cee

Christy said...

Cute cute kids! I love your story. time is a hard thing to grasp. As I type this my 5yo asked "is a week more than a month?"
Oh, and lucky dog!

Cheryl D. said...

It can be a bit frustrating at times, huh? At least it makes for good blog material!

Vicki said...

Awww Yes...the fun of YOUTH!

Enjoy Your days...

Mumsy said...

Great post though! Cooper came to rescue Andrew, and that was so sweet of him!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You come up with the cutest stories. I really like this one. And the photos are perfect accents, too. Happy yesterday, today, and tomorrow to you!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

These are the memories that will last! Love it..and love the look of those radishes! And, sooo glad Cooper is not sick :-)

Jo said...

oh my gosh that was just the cutest story!!! and hey, your radishes look wonderful!!!

Maggie B said...

Lovely story, the radishes are fabulous and Cooper looks ready to walk off the extra dinner.
Maggie

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely to see Cooper on your blog today. Grandkids ... frustrating, but adorable :)

Terra said...

Oh I remember both my girls grasping the concept of time. Yesterday was last week for Hailey. It cracked me up!

Pondside said...

Time is such a hard concept to grasp, but sometimes I wish I could get back some of the childhood freedom from time constraints.
My nearly-three year old grandson has one thing figured out - he told my son that he skypes with Nana when the 'sun is high'.
Your grandchildren are beautiful.

Sue said...

I guess it all just comes together for them one day...and in the meantime, it's so funny to hear them mix these up!

=)

The Paint Splash said...

Cherish those moments. One day they know all the answers... Have a wonderful week. Debbie

Jingle said...

what fun way to educate your kids.
cute y post.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's all about learning :)
So glad you like the jar swap and the goodies and the chocolate!
I'm looking forward to receiving mine!
Have a great weekend.
Deb :)

Patty said...

Cute post. will he five yesterday, today or tomorrow?

Viki said...

Cute little guy. Wait until he get's older and it's really HARD to remember lol. Great Y post.

Jenny said...

What an adorable stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y"!

I love the radish picture. And even more I love this story. I can soooo relate to that conversation!

Too bad our Grands couldn't play together.

Wouldn't that be a fun thing?

Thank you for linking!

A+

signed...bkm said...

Great post on how children few things --bkm

Christy said...

okay..this is adorable!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a cute story. I bet the dog follows him around a lot.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is just the sweetest story and I just had to comment because it gave me such a heartwarming smile ~ Thanks dear!