On Tuesday we went to the playground and there was a hurt butterfly. Moriah was very interested in the wounded bug. She got to see a butterfly up close since it couldn't fly away. We went to the playground again yesterday and Moriah went about her usual playing (swings first then fun on the slides). She stopped in the middle of her sliding and asked me where the "fly" was. How does she remember?? I know I am biased since she is mine but she just amazes me with her memory and abilities. I was chatting with another mom at the playground last week and she was commenting on how at Moriah's age she could tell her daughter that she could have something later and she would forget. In reality, this mom was saying that she lied to her kid to get her to stop bugging her and knew she wouldn't remember it later. I totally do not condone this, I think honesty with your kids is best. I am modeling for my children how I want them to behave, and I don't want them lying and tricking people. But if I did want to use this less than ideal parenting tip I was given, I can't. My daughter is too smart for that and would remember in a heartbeat if I promised her chocolate after nap. Thanks for keeping me accountable Mo!
Here are some pics of her searching for the missing "fly" and a bonus of Levi patiently watching his sister play.