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Monday, October 5, 2009

Why one needs to be specific when explaining things to a child

Ken Burns has produced a new series about national parks.

We were discussing the series this weekend and sharing stories of family vacations at various national parks. One friend remembered her mother telling her, before a childhood vacation started, that they were going to Mt. Rushmore where they would get to see the heads of four famous presidents.

This is what she actually saw:

But this is what she imagined she was going to see:

1 comment:

Midwest Mom said...

Who knew Ken Burns made a Halloween special?? (I don't think even HE knew.)

;D Funny story!

- Julia at Midwest Moms