“Its different with that one. When she looks at you, you can tell she’s working things out.” Jurassic Park holds countless bits of wisdom for all walks of life, but today I find myself realizing Associate A is at a critical learning point where, like the velociraptor, he is figuring things out.
– I am being hunted – This kid watches my every move and if I make the slightest indication I may be trying to escape his sight, he runs and pounces, or sends out a screeching wail that would stop anyone dead in their tracks.
– He remembers – Today was our third time at Creative Playtime class, and he remembered where the riding toys were stored and helped remind the teacher to unlock the door so he could grab one and get on.
– He can open doors – Associate A, much like a velociraptor, has now learned to open doors. And I am like a scared S!&tle$$ tween hiding in the kitchen. Although more accurately, I was hiding in my bathroom trying to get ready this am, and assumed the closed bedroom door would keep him confined to our master suite . But he escaped and went on to hunt down his unsuspecting father.
Let’s hope that big brother can live up to the role of T-Rex in this analogy and divert Associate A away from me long enough to go escape and finish my makeup.