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four syllable words for six year old girls

Here's these conversations I have with my kiddo about her ever increasing vocabulary.

Josie: "We can wear tank tops to school, but the straps have to be at least three fingers wide."

Me: "That sounds like a good rule. They probably want you covered so you're not cold while you're trying to learn."

Josie: "No. It's because they're not appropriate for school."

Me: "That's a big word, do you even know what appropriate means?"

Josie: "It's when you just shouldn't do something."

Me: "Okay. I have rules at work for what I can wear too, there's lots of reasons, we won't worry about it."

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Josie: "I'm ready for gymnastics!"

Me: "Okay have fun! Before you go... do you know what's the most important thing to have for gymnastics?"

Josie: "What?"

Me: "You need to keep trying things even if they're hard. You can't give up. You need... perseverance! Do you know what perseverance is?"

Josie: "Nope."

Me: "Have you ever heard of perseverance?"

Josie: "Nope."

Me: "Okay, well... it's a lot more important than appropriate."

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koremelanaigis
Feb. 16th, 2017 05:54 am (UTC)
Well said!
ironphoenix
Feb. 17th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
*nods*

Appropriateness "is more what you call guidelines than actual rules."

I'm with you that perseverance is more important, but remember The Gambler. I think I'm about even on mistakes of quitting too soon and quitting too late.
pineapple_sour
Feb. 18th, 2017 06:23 pm (UTC)
*slow clap* Well said!
prinzessbtrfly
Feb. 19th, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)
I like,this lesson! ! :D
prinzessbtrfly
Feb. 19th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
I meant i like this lesson.... without the comma *smh*
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