Known Johnson

September 14, 2007

Rock and roll

Filed under: General — Tom @ 11:56 am

A friend/ex-coworker emailed me after my post about Amanda being fascinated with rocks that her daughter, also the same age, is also obsessed with rocks. Not particularly special rocks, just rocks, in general. She just picks them up and holds onto them like they’re treasures. So, parents, keep that in mind when your kid gets to be about 2 years old. You may suddenly find your home inexplicably filling with small, completely average looking rocks. (Nothing, however, explains why she needs to occasionally gnaw on the rocks.)

I don’t get this at all – there are rocks everywhere, so why certain ones draw her attention, I can’t imagine. They all look alike to me. One benefit of her rock-scavenging is that I’ve found that also really enjoys throwing things in the big garbage can outside, so I’ve employed her to get rid of some of the ones she doesn’t want – ugly rocks and small concrete chunks I dug up when doing our yard a few years back. This is a surprisingly effective method for getting rid of this crap.

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  1. Hey there! Just thought I’d let you know that this strange facination with rocks may well have saved my daughter’s life now. No joke!

    Her daycare teacher opened a fire door to get some fresh air and TWO 2-year-olds got out unbeknownst to the two teachers watching 8 children! A parent found them out front (a good 100 feet from the open classroom door around back and about 40 feet from a very busy road with NO fence/barriers) doing what? You got it! Playing with ROCKS!

    I shudder to think of what could have happened if she was bored with rocks and went looking for something more entertaining, say, in the middle of the road…

    I’ve learned to love rocks now, too. 🙂

    Comment by Lisa harris — January 1, 2008 @ 5:31 pm | Reply


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