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Overthinking my teaching

My wife began a tradition that she now regrets. After turning out the lights in the kids’ shared room at bedtime, she would tell the children to picture something in their minds. This was typically a soothing or amusing scene related in some way to the days’ events.

As time has passed, the picture has become more elaborate, the children’s expectations higher. Tabitha in particular can be demanding. I was told the other night that the picture I provided was not long enough, for instance.

Most of the time, when it’s my turn to provide the picture, I begin to speak without a clue what the resulting image will be. Sunday was one of those nights.

Me: Picture that you are riding in the car and you come to a sudden stop because there is an elephant parade. A very long one consisting of 27 elephants marching one directly…

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