Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Friday, September 14, 2007

More Nieceling Exploits

Although my 4-year-old niece is doing just fine with her language development, apparently her mother is concerned because she isn't quite up to snuff with her gross motor milestones. Specifically, she cannot yet stand or hop on one foot.

Her mother's response to this is encouragement:

Mom: Can you stand on one foot?
Kid: No.

Mom (later): Can you hop on one foot?
Kid: No.

Mom (several more times): Can you stand on one foot?

Finally, my niece went over and stood on her mother's foot.


At Fri Sep 14, 08:05:00 AM, Blogger catherine (fairchild) calhoun said...

I don't know any moms like that :)

So funny.

At Fri Sep 14, 08:30:00 AM, Blogger CrankyProf said...


I confess: I'm so darn clumsy I can barely hop on/stand on one foot without overbalancing and landing on my butt.

I've missed my gross motor milestones by quite a bit.

At Fri Sep 14, 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Bookhorde said...

What a brilliant kid! :)

At Fri Sep 14, 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Hygeian said...

Wonderful! It reminds me of the language acquisition/parental feedback "other one spoon" story.

At Fri Sep 14, 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

That kid is SMART!

At Fri Sep 14, 01:43:00 PM, Blogger make mine trauma said...

Isn't it always refreshing the way that kids see the world differently than we tarnished adults?


At Fri Sep 14, 04:46:00 PM, Blogger knitalot3 said...

My kids would have said "Of course. I just don't *want* to."

At Fri Sep 14, 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's very funny!! LOL.

Now, about a totally separate question: is it a sign of early Alzheimer's (or some other neurological disorder) if you tell your sibling a funny story, and then COMPLETELY forget that you told that sibling that story, and then read the story in the sibling's blog?

Also, my foot hurts.

At Sat Sep 15, 02:31:00 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

Ahah, so you are Kensingtonmd's brother! (now do I get 10 out of 10 for a brilliant deduction?), or at least a choccie?

At Sat Sep 15, 03:34:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Elaine: email me (address in sidebar below "Laws of the Dinosaur") for your "prize". (Hint: It's a choccie, but smeared all over your face.)

At Sat Sep 15, 04:18:00 PM, Blogger make mine trauma said...

All the signs point to #1 Dinosaur being female. So therefore, SHE would be Kensington md's sister.

P.S. I don't like chocolate.


At Sat Sep 15, 05:11:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Another deduction: If you don't like chocolate, MMT, you cannot be female (whatever your profile says.)

At Sat Sep 15, 11:08:00 PM, Blogger make mine trauma said...

I eat only the middle of a Reese's, peel the chocolate coating off of Eskimo ice cream bars, and chip the chocolate coating off of Heath bars.
I like chocolate ice cream as long as there are no chunks of chocolate anything in it. Does that count?

At Mon Sep 17, 09:37:00 PM, Blogger Lynn Price said...

I live for chocolate. Send their prizes to me, Dino.


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