In my world: Keeping time

So we’ve not finished unpacking as parts of the home are still in progress of construction. And I can’t find our other clocks in the whole stack of unpacked boxes, so we have been making do with a SINGLE clock being carried from room to room of the house as needed and balanced atop a box or item of furniture (!).

It does some time in the children’s room in the mornings and afternoons to keep track of bath and nap schedules, and gets moved to the dining room intermittently during the day to monitor cooking and mealtime schedules, and finally transfers to our room at the end of the day, before starting its “commute” all over again the next day. 🙂

On Sunday, DD noticed that the clock was not in its “usual” spot, i.e. balanced on the top of the couch, as we got ready for afternoon naps.
She promptly went to get the toy clock, the one we’ve been using to teach time, and positioned it carefully on the sofa. Then, setting the long hand to the number 12 and the short hand to the number 6, she stepped back with a pleased expression on her face and declared to me, “See, Mummy? 12:30.”

As you can see here, by the time I took this picture, we’d moved the hands to the right locations. It probably would have been cuter in its original setting but I didn’t think about it until this morning when I snapped the picture.  Ah well…  🙂

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Sometimes in the middle of cleaning the rooms, I discover little gems left behind by the children. This Friday (oops, late!) series was started with the intention of celebrating the imagination and creativity in a young child’s world…and hoping that it’ll bring a little ray of inspiration and joy to your day, as it does mine.

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