Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Oh, SNAP!

Tonight MM gave me the finger. Not in a bad way. He just had configured his hand in that shape and said, "LOOK MOM! Look what I'm doing with my hand!"

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So I said to him, "That's really great, Sweetie! You're really very dexterous....um....dexterous means you can do cool things with your fingers. Um....one thing though...that shape you're making with your hand...some people find it really rude. It's kind of like the hand version of calling someone a doodyhead. So don't do it at school. Okay? 'Cause people might get mad."

"It's rude to do this?"

"Yeah, Pumpkin. For some strange reason, people think it's rude. I know you don't like to get in trouble for being rude."

"No, I don't. I won't do this at school. But it's really cool that I can do it, isn't it?"

"Yes, it is. Would you like to learn how to snap your fingers?"

"YEAH!"

"Okay, first you go like this..."

14 comments:

-R- said...

Perfect title!

hamiam said...

LOL - that's awesome...

Mummy/Crit said...

What a fantastic de-rail of a tricky situation. Well done. And learning to click his fingers too! D'Arcy has finally learnt to do it at the ripe old age of 6. He was very pleased with himself when he did, though.

susan said...

You handled that so much better than I would have, thanks for the lesson.

Magpie said...

Funny, and nicely handled!

My kid was doing something weird with her hand this morning - apparently one of the day care teachers taught them how to make a fox in a hole? But it was awfully close to giving me the finger...

Quinn said...

Ok, you handled that awesomely.

ccw said...

LOL!

I love how you turned it into a great lesson on snapping. Fabulous parenting!

Anonymous said...

You handled that really well!

And I'm glad to see MM is developing the skills he needs in case he ever decides to live in NYC.

Jim

jo(e) said...

Too funny!

Camera Obscura said...

Ooh, diversion -- a prime tactic.

KLee said...

What a save! Good stall tactic there, Mom! :)

jenn said...

*snickers*

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Hahahahahahaha.

Genevieve said...

Great distracting!