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Friday, July 17, 2009

Three Words

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked on her blog, "What are three words that best describe you?" And then a couple of days ago at a Toastmasters meeting, a man gave a talk called, "Seven nouns that describe me."

What words would you select to describe yourself? What words would your grandchild choose to describe himself/herself?

It would be fun to answer these questions over lunch with a grandchild. For out-of-town grands, this could be done by phone or e-mail.

We might write down various nouns on a page for the younger crowd, for example: friend, helper, sister, brother, gymnast, soccer player, daughter, son, grandchild, dog owner, complainer, ballet dancer, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, student, tickler, etc.

Or, choose from a list of adjectives such as: joyful, funny, loving, hardworking, studious, friendly, fat, thin, serious, worried, happy, busy, bored, tall, short, patient, kind, mean, scared, trusting, tired, energetic, etc. (This could be done verbally or by circling words.)

We could also ask our grands to choose nouns or adjectives to tell us about their best friends.

After our grandkids share, we could choose words that describe ourselves ... and our friends.

My guess is that this little exercise will open up communication lines.

Two of our little grands are coming over this weekend. I think I'll ask the four year old to choose words to describe herself to me and I'll select some to describe myself. I'll let you know how it goes.

Have a great weekend,

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Anonymous said...

My bid is to hope the kids will select those first six words and I’ll have to work hard on the seventh. Great idea. -- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Good to hear from you, Rita!