March 25, 2014
Subject: I made paul cry
Just not the way you’d think.
So he had the opposite book and was talking about the hippos who whisper and the other hippo that shouts. I asked him if he knew how to whisper, then demonstrated. Then I demonstrated talking in a loud voice for shouting. Nothing angry or mean, just upped the volume.
Then I saw the saddest face I ever saw. I gave him hugs and told him I was sorry I scared him.
Seriously, I’ve been way worse – you know, yelling like a crazy person. I was literally saying this, “Shouting is when you talk loud! Whispering is when you speak quietly….” in their respective tones.Of course, now he’s losing his mind because I won’t let him have Golden Graham on the high chair. So, it’s pretty much a wash.