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Monday, October 25, 2010

Where's the video that shows how my marbles disappear?

Monday, October 25, 2010 By

Emmie and I look up videos online whenever she has questions about something and I can't explain it very well. Like while I was in the hospital, and tried to explain to her what was going on with my body, I finally had to resort to looking up photos of spinal taps and MRIs online - but not videos. First, I don't want her to mimic them while "playing doctor," and second, I am showing her these things to make her feel better, not to freak her out more.

So she's gotten into the habit of asking for them when she has a question. Of course, sometimes I have questions about her questions...

"Mom, can we look for a biddeo on grabbiddy? I wanna know if iss a big ibbissible hand dat grabs you so you don't fly off da erff."

"Um... do you mean 'gravity?'"


And she's really into videos about how the body functions, but I have to be careful about the search terms I use. Not all videos are PG. Yeesh.

"Mama? Can we look up how da heart mates da blood go froo da body?"


"An' den can we go to da dahtor so I can lithen to my heart beep?"

"You mean 'beat?'"

"Das wut I said, 'beep!'"

She also likes to look at animals and pranks. But today she wanted something more mundane. She asked a question without answer.

"Mama? Can we watch a biddeo on how da shoelaces come untied when I'm not looking? Cause ebbrytime I tie dem, later, I look down, and dey come untied!"


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