Little Tommy is always getting into stuff that he does not understand and every time he gets verbally scolded he needs to know why. He spends a lot of time with his Grammie and she is charged with teaching him lessons. Sometimes he can learn and remember and sometimes he just does not get it. Other times he figures out a way to make the answers that he receives work to his advantage. Now the girls are getting in on the act. Little Tommy's sister Kailee and cousin Tamaya join the interrogation and the questions come fast and furiously as Grammie tries to give good answers.
J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. Enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She had a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action. In addition to writing she runs a blog called Janice's Take On It at www.janiceelliotthoward.com. Her newest project is a podcast called "Thoughts in the Car" that can be found at soundcloud.com/jyhoward or in the iTunes store.
Everything with children should be a teachable moment. As adults we have to develop a strategy that will give the little person just cause to compile with your request. We must not reward for compliance but show them that compliance is a necessary evil in order to move forward. I always tell my grandson that he must learn to follow in order to be able to one day lead. I think he understand what I mean and if he doesn't I'll just keep drilling him until he does.
Why Grammie, Why?
Little Tommy is outraged that Grammie would cancel going to the park. He asks her “Why Grammie, why?”