Kids are funny

The Girlie has the ability to count things, but not yet to realistically assess size / amount.

So I will, say, give The Kid a piece of toast cut into four pieces. The Girlie will demand that she, too, wants toast. I will know that if I give her the exact same amount, then she won't eat it all - she will only eat about half. But! If I give her only two pieces - half of what The Kid had - then she will protest at having been given less than The Kid.

So what do I do? I give her half a toast - half the amount The Kid had - but I cut it into four pieces. The Girlie will count the pieces (four!) and be happy that she's been given the same number of toast pieces as The Kid. I will be happy that I haven't needed to waste toast.

Win, win.

1 comment:

  1. Meil oli õega sama lugu, kui me väikesed olime. Kui ema taskuraha andis, siis oli parem kõige madalama väärtusega münte anda. 1.- mündina jättis mulje, et ei saanud midagi, aga kui anda see 1.- 10-sendiste müntidena, siis oli rõõmu kui palju.