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Who’s On First?

March 23, 2009

Yesterday I honestly thought I was in a very bad version of the popular “Who’s on First” skit made famous by Abbott and Costello. The Big One is still struggling with the concept of time. So this is how our day went:

The Big One: Mommy after my first sleep, it will still be tomorrow, right?
FixItMommy: What do you mean after your first sleep?
The Big One: Mommy, after my first sleep it will still be tomorrow.
FixItMommy: Well, today is Sunday. After your nap, it will still be Sunday.
The Big One: But after my first sleep it will be tomorrow.
FixItMommy: Baby, after your nap it will still be Sunday. After you go night-night, it will be Monday when you wake up.
The Big One: When will it be tomorrow?
FixItMommy: Tomorrow is Monday. After you go night-night and wake up it will be tomorrow.
The Big One: So after my first sleep it will be tomorrow?
FixItMommy:
Let’s try this again. After you take a nap it will still be today, Sunday. After we have dinner, tubby time and go night-night and then wake-up it will be tomorrow, Monday.
The Big One: What’s Monday?
FixItMommy: Tomorrow is Monday. Remember there are seven days in a week. Monday is the first day of Daddy’s work week.
The Big One: When will Daddy be home for seven days in a week?
FixItMommy: Daddy works for five days and then is home for two days on the weekends.
The Big One: But when will Daddy be home for seven days in a row? Tomorrow will Daddy be home for seven days?

And so it went. . .

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2009 8:31 am

    Oy. That made my eyes cross. hehe.

  2. Heather permalink
    March 26, 2009 4:51 am

    We went through something similar yesterday. Isaac woke up from a late nap and saw me making dinner. He flipped out because he hadn’t eaten cereal yet. I tried to explain to him that it wasn’t morning and that he wasn’t waking up from bedtime but naptime. Trying to be rational with a barely awake four year old is near impossible!

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