This past weekend, Daughter asked me to design a birthday card for a friend. As I was drawing, she was gluing a couple of smallish pieces of heavy scrapbook paper together.
When the glue dried, she didn’t like the result – all bubbly and curved – and she expressed her displeasure.
I picked up two new pieces of the scrapbook paper and glued one to the other. She looked at the non-bubbly result and said, “How did you do that?”
I replied by saying I had used small dots of glue around the perimeter of one of the pieces of paper. Eldest Son, upon hearing this said, “Yeah, don’t you remember? It’s dot, dot, not a lot.”
I asked where he’d learned this rhyming bit of wisdom. He said, “In kindergarten.”
Our children have learned way cooler mnemonic devices than we did while in school.