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Smart Kid [Apr. 18th, 2009|09:44 am]
Tony Grist
I was child-minding Nakisha next door. She's 8 I think. She was doing her homework (sort of) and talking, talking talking. At one point she was talking about thinking- about how weird it is that you can't turn it off- how even if you say, "right I'm not thinking any more" you immediately find you're thinking about not thinking. She wasn't as articulate as I'm making her sound- her mind moves so fast she's onto the next thought before she's finished expressing the one she just started- but the ideas are all present and correct. Smart kid!
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2009-04-18 02:17 pm (UTC)
Out of sheer curiosity, do they call babysitting "child-minding" in Britain or is that just your word for it?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-18 03:05 pm (UTC)
No, we use "babysitting" too. I went with "child-minding" in this particular instance simply because Nakisha isn't a baby.

Do I gather that you don't use "child-minding" and "child-minder" in American English?
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2009-04-18 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not aware of "child-minding" and "child-minder" as commonly used terms here in the States, though I don't have children so I could be wrong. We use babysitting as the catch-all term.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2009-04-18 04:25 pm (UTC)
She wasn't as articulate as I'm making her sound- her mind moves so fast she's onto the next thought before she's finished expressing the one she just started- but the ideas are all present and correct.

Yay!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-18 06:27 pm (UTC)
It's a truism that the kids are our future- but I'm feeling it these days- more than I ever did before.
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[User Picture]From: red_girl_42
2009-04-18 06:01 pm (UTC)
Kids come up with the awesomest things. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-18 06:27 pm (UTC)
And it's just wonderful when they do.
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