Children often speak in a different language, but sometimes it is so direct and descriptive that we misunderstand what they are trying to communicate. When Alyssa was younger…even before she could read…she ate very healthy food. I didn’t even have to coax her towards good food or healthy drinks. She not only ate a large variety, but she also consumed quite a bit of food for such a tiny child. Raising her was easy!.
One day she told my mother and I that she wanted a “Map Drink.” We were quite confused. She tried patiently at first with her limited vocabulary to explain what she meant, but eventually became quite frustrated. I kept thinking about healthy stuff we had like protein drinks, dried milk, etc..
I took her into the kitchen and ask her to show me the Map Drink.
She pointed and said, “I want some Map Drink, Mommy.”
My mother and I laughed.
Obviously, if we had paid attention to the label on the Ginger Ale bottle, we would have known that there was a map on the label.
Have you ever noticed it?