Recently, I overheard two girls talking. These girls are barely 4 years old.
Girl 1 (G1): Why did we stop the car here?
Girl 2 (G2): My dad wants to buy a book.
G1: *perplexed* Book? For what?
G2: My dad takes the book while going for potty.
G1 digested this information. As this sank in, she wore a content look. But, before long, G2 resumed the conversation.
G2: What about your dad and mom?
G1: My dad doesn’t. My mom takes a book while going for potty.
G2: Your dad doesn’t?
G1: *thinking for a bit* He takes the newspaper while doing potty!
We are teaching our children the importance of books and newspapers though we might not be teaching them the virtues of reading!
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