Friday, October 24, 2008

Thomas, garbage and laundry

There really isn't a lot of exciting stuff to report around here. My current knitting is all secret and the days have mostly been of the getup-work-dinner-tv-bed variety. It is getting too chilly for post-work trips to the playground and it may even be too cold for an afternoon playground trip this weekend - brrrr. Well, it really won't be too cold to go, but it probably will be too cold for Heather's extended swinging sessions. But it might be okay if the sun is out...

Onto the subjects of this post. Thomas, as in Thomas the Tank Engine, is a new Heather favorite. A few weeks ago, she was being restless about watching Sesame Street but she really wanted a "vid-yo", so I decided to try something different. She has liked trains for a while, so we gave Thomas & Friends a try. Not only does she never request that we fast-forward during the train show, she also knew Thomas' name from the first time we watched it. I have to assume that she learned his name at school, because up until R bought the Thomas toothpaste last weekend, there was no evidence of him in our house. (Having Thomas toothpaste has made her excited about brushing her teeth again - we'll take it.)

The other two concepts she's learned recently are garbage and laundry. She knows that discarded items go in the garbage and dirty clothes go in the laundry. The only confusion she has is that sometimes we clean up with disposable wipes and sometimes we clean up with cotton washcloths. So I explain that the wipes go in the garbage and the washcloths go in the laundry.

R and I are both happy that Heather is gated from the garbage can, so she can't make her own decisions about what items are garbage...

2 comments:

K,S,M and R M said...

How cute. She is growing up so fast. Thank you for your excellent, as always, advice and perspective.

Beth, Dave and Cori said...

I love that her childhood loves are so well rounded! She is such a big girl!