Tuesday, March 06, 2007

She's having trouble believing it, coming from me.

Would someone please explain to Julia that just because her teacher said, "The universe is infinite. It goes on forever. The Earth is not infinite.", and then I, not knowing that, put on the Muppet show where Beauregard the janitor becomes convinced by a fortune teller that the world is coming to an end; doesn't, in fact, mean (necessarily) that the world is coming to an end?

As soon as you have a chance would be great.

Thank you.


mom March 06, 2007 9:28 PM  

Whew! Wish I could help.

Is she likley to agonize, let it all out, and then forget about it -or at least no longer be emotionally hooked? (I could see Robin brooding over something like that for a long time, but seem to think that Julia may be more dramatic, but able to reach equilibrium sooner.)

You could tell her that Grandma is WAY older than you are, and SHE doesn't think that Julia needs to worry about this . . .

You never know what these Montesori teachers will start . . . and the Muppets that reinforced it - that WOULD be one of the DVDs that I brought, right?

Good luck.

Jennifer March 06, 2007 9:58 PM  

Actually, it all came up while I was bleeding into the sink last night, so I got to promise her that the world was not ending while holding my thumb on with toilet paper.

But you're right about Julia and her nature. I promised her that the world was not going to end, and explained that the teacher was talking about space, not time, and that I was really very very sure that it was more a misunderstanding than a prophecy of doom.

I told her I would ask her teacher to clarify in the morning, and she was already tired enough that she fell asleep quickly, if not entirely contentedly.

She had a record-breaking freakout this morning, but it was about raisins, not global vanishing.

Her teacher was in a meeting when I dropped her off this morning, but I spoke with the assistant, who said she'd ask Flor to clarify the whole finite/infinite thing.

(You all know I'm exaggerating about the thumb, right?)

lisa March 07, 2007 10:38 AM  

So does this mean she's not worried about washing her nose anymore, or are the concerns just piling on?

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