Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Moments: Repetition

I'm joining Capital Mom today by blogging about a moment from my life based on a theme she has provided. This week’s Monday Moment is Repetition.

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When E was an infant, I read about the benefits of repetition in his life, but had no idea how it would TAKE OVER our life.

Now that he is talking a mile a minute, he repeats, repeats and repeats his requests, wants, needs, cries, wallows and breakdowns. These repetitions can become relentless and tiresome.

But there is one aspect of the repetition that will never get old and that is reading to him and hearing him “read” his favourite books. How rewarding it is to hear him recite the pages of a book from memory and from repetition night after night before bed. 

One of his favourites these days is Mortimer by Robert Munsch.  I asked E to pick out the books he wanted to read before bed time on Thursday night.  As a prepared his bed and tidied his clothes before settling down with the books, E picked out Mortimer (we have the toddler board book version) and climbed up onto the gliding chair and started “reading”. I sat back and listened and my heart melted.

Mormor, BE QUIET!
Whap, whap, whap
TOO LOUD!
CLANG, CLANG, BANG!
All the sisters…
BE QUIET!
The police…
CLANG, CLANG, BANG!
And Mormor go to sleep

I could listen to that all day, every day.

2 comments:

  1. Aren't those moments the best? :)

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  2. Love that book! It is perfect for kids because of the repetition. And the singing. :-)

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