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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tomorrow...


How to explain the concept of "tomorrow" to someone who is not yet 2 years old?

The whole of today, Elyssa has been asking to go for her Gymboree class. I kept telling her that she has to wait until tomorrow. She accepted my answers but then will ask again after another hour or so.

So this evening, I tried a simple explanation. Something along the lines of : "Your class is tomorrow. Tonight, after you drink your milk and then you sleep, and then when you wake up in the morning, it will be tomorrow and then you can go for your Gymboree"

The outcome??? What she immediately did was to climb on her bed, loudly declaring "Eh-lee-sa sleep now", then closed her eyes for 2 seconds, then happily announced "Wake up already. Go Gymboree", with a big grin on her face.

oKAYYYYY......... I definitely need to improve my explanation skills !!!

8 comments:

Health Freak said...

Elyssa looks so cute here! Baby C is also another one who just loves to kai kai. The moment she wakes up until night, she will pester us to bring her kai kai. She does not even want to wear her house clothes anymore now, she only wants kai kai clothes!

LittleLamb said...

oh..u can show her the clock. u said when the little finger reach "this time", then its yr class. so u can expect her to look at the clock the whole day..heheeh

Merryn said...

lil lamb makes so much sense there.. i will show ethan the sky outside.. tell her it needs to be dark to sleep then when she wakes up the next day, it's tomorrow.. :D

Kristie said...

so funny leh this girl ;)

Mummy Gwen said...

She is so cute with her remarks..haha.

the little prince said...

:-)
I use the same explanation like after the day getting dark, get into sleep then tomorrow,,,he then said now dark dark even though is day time!! Pengsan!

Irene said...

haha she so cute! good ideas here, show the clock, show the sky. hehe! might work for Elyssa too :)

2ma said...

elyssa is smart!!! do share with us on "tomorrow" once you figure out an answer for elyssa ya