Little Joe vs. Big Joe


Okay, I have fallen behind in my writing assignments because I have had a ton of shows due to the fact that this is nationally the “Week of the Young Child”.¬† I am not sure why they¬†need their own week, because with holidays, birthdays, and awards for everyone for just about everything, young children are celebrated all the time!

The assignment was to compare and contrast 2 things in the form of a dialog.¬† Seeing as I have been dealing with young children and we have been nationally celebrating young children, I have decided to compare and contrast the adult mind and the mind of a child.¬† Representing the adult point of view will be myself. Speaking for the young child will be four year Joey C. who was the boy they called Little Joe (while I was called Big Joe) when I was a preschool teacher.¬† Joey C is now in his mid 20’s (hang on, need to process that…), but when he was 4 he was quite the character so a conversation with him would have been very interesting and would have gone a little something like this…..

Big Joe: We are here to compare and contrast the mind of an adult and the mind of a child because we want to enlighten those who read this blog.

Little Joe: I was told we were doing this to get cookies!

Big Joe: So let’s talk about adults and kids.¬†Adults have to worry about¬† getting things like food, clothing, shelter, and possessions.

Little Joe:¬† Kids pretty much get all those things¬†handed¬†to them and some other cool stuff like birthdays, Christmas (or Hanukah) and other random holidays so we pretty much don’t have to worry about anything.

Big Joe: Adults strive to live to their potential and reach their goals.

Little Joe:  For kids the bar is set pretty low.  If I pee in the potty they throw a parade for me!

Big Joe: Adults can be mean to each other and sometimes do not act nice.

Little Joe: Ditto.

Big Joe:  Adults can also be very kind and will share with others.

Little Joe:¬† What is this “share” word you speak of?

Big Joe:  Adults have lots of freedom and can do what they want.

Little Joe: Kids don’t have as much freedom but one well thrown tantrum and that all changes!

Big Joe:  One of our many freedoms is we can stay up as late as we want!

Little Joe: You can, but if you’re anything like my mom and dad you’re in bed by 9:30.¬† On the other hand, my bedtime is 7 but as far as sleep goes, well that’s another matter.

Big Joe: Adults can eat all the candy they want.

Little Joe: Yes but how much candy do they want?

Big Joe: Not much actually.

Little Joe:¬† That’s pretty sad!

Big Joe: Adults have some really cool toys.

Little Joe: Have you seen my playroom? Enough said!

Big Joe: Adults go to school, then to college, then work hard so they can eventually retire and have an easy life.

Little Joe:¬† Kids already have an easy life so I don’t understand what’s so good about being an adult.

Big Joe: I guess you’re right, now I’m kind of bummed out.

Little Joe: I know what will cheer you up!

Big Joe: Cookies?

Little Joe: BINGO!

 

 

 

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