Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sophisticated

While Emma was home from church today with a fever we had this conversation.

E: Playing with Annika is hard. She's so much littler than I am. I mean, when she wants me to play something with her I just think it's stupid. And when I want her to play with me...well, my games are just much too sophisticated for her.

4 comments:

zippy said...

Very well put...though he's never phrased it quite like that, I think M feels the same way about playing with Li'l J. Sometimes it can be a real challenge to be the oldest--hang in there Emma! : )

Alisa said...

Wow! that is so cute and funny. I can relate to these conversations, but I don't believe my 9 year old daughter has ever used the word sophisticated. I mean to tell you the truth just using that word makes me feel sophisticated! What a great word. I can tell you aren't afraid to use a wide range of vocabulary in your home-- I try to do the same. Sometimes when I am choosing my words I have to decide whether I am prepared to discuss the meaning or not and if I should choose a different word-- bad mom huh? Usually I use it as a learning experience it just depends on if my head is about to explode from over stimulation or not

~The W.P.~ said...

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I am Boymom said...

My 9 year old son just had that same conversation about his 6 year old brother with me the other day (minus the word sophistication!). Is there something in the 9 year old handbook about this?