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October 4, 2007

Movie: Too clever by half

Parenting is so bittersweet, or perhaps funirritating is what I mean. You are always happy and often entertained to see your child figure something out that previously would have puzzled him (or, as likely, would not even have been remarked upon as a potential puzzle)...and then seconds later you are annoyed as he puts his new-found knowledge to use for EVIL.

This movie also illustrates well Felix's increased focus: now, when he wants something, it is not so easy to divert his attention. This is an important step as it forces him to figure things out. Unfortunately, it also means that he constantly returns to any puzzle he has not been allowed to finish, for example, opening all the drawers in the Japanese cabinet in the dining room. He learned that the metal handles can be used to open the drawers. Foolishly, I had hoped we could teach him right from wrong before he figured out this chest of treasures.

Posted by atshuldiner at October 4, 2007 7:32 PM


The boy takes after his uncle. An natural born obstetrician if I ever seen one!

That's right, F.M....do your best to try to get it out through the hole. There's always the option to just go around.

Posted by: Yaron at October 7, 2007 12:58 AM