October 19, 2007

Personification

I think I learned that word and it's definition in 6th grade, but preschoolers do it without knowing what it's called. This morning Timothy woke up way earlier than I was ready, and I wasn't quite thinking straight as I got him started on his day. I was headed back upstairs to get myself ready when Timothy said, "Mom, your glasses miss you." Who knew personification could be so cute?

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Too cute!! We were talking about "California" at supper the other day (I forget why). Will was very intrigued to know I have a friend with a little boy his age in Cal. He was also quick to confirm that he is older than Timothy. That's his thing right now - to be the oldest, best, fastest, strongest, etc.

Shayna said...

Aww, cute! That reminds me of a quote I read a couple of months ago:

"Instead of the old punishing puritanical moralisms about dropping litter on the street, we need a new and enjoyable animism that children would be the first to understand. "Don't throw that candy wrapper on the street"--not because "what if everybody did that?"--but instead "because your candy wrapper doesn't want to lie around in the gutter or be stepped on; it wants to be in the trash basket along with its friends."
~James Hillman

Alicia said...

Steph-Timothy is just as competitive!! I hear "I beat Sam" all day long. Talk about needing to pick on someone his own size!

Shayna-Great quote!