Talking to Kids? I'm Not a Natural

Featured BlogHer Network Post

Not everyone is born a Mary Poppins, an Art Linkletter or a Jack Black, with that precious gift of connecting with the kids through conversation. This post illustrates one woman's brave attempts at polishing her kid-speak skills:

I’m not what you would call a “natural” when it comes to communicating with/being around children. I normally use adult words in a high-pitched voice, and I notoriously ask close-ended questions....

Even when I make a genuine attempt to like children, I usually fail. Like the time our neighbor’s daughter (whom I’d never met) ran up to me in my yard telling me that she CAN DO CARTWHEELS.

I said, Oh wow! That’s really neat. Maybe you can teach me how to do a cartwheel.

No. You’re too old.

Right.


Kid

Image: Leonid Mamchenkov via Flickr

 

Read more from This is Why I Avoid Children at The Lunchbox Diaries

More Like This

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.