These handsome sons of mine have developed what I would call shape blindness-similar to color blindness, but instead of not being able to see colors, my boys are not able to see shapes, especially any circle shape. My boys have several chores around our house and one of them is feeding their dog, Jack, our Goldendoodle. Every time they fill up Jack's bowl, this is what I walk into my laundry room and discover:
I asked my boys in a VERY loving tone:
"What part of the bowl is too hard for you to get ALL the dog food into?"
"What (total blank stare on their face)...we always get the dog food into the bowl."
I walk them into the laundry room and ask:
"Then why is there always dog food on my floor?"
"(Blank stare again)......................um, I don't see any dog food on the floor."
I point out the dog food.
"That's, like, only 10 pieces of dog food Mom...whats the big deal?"
The big deal is that whenever someone walks into the laundry room and SMASHES the pieces of dog food, I have dog food crumbs everywhere...and then it dawned on me that I have had this conversation many times before with them about the
and why they can not seem to get an exact aim into the round circle. I have decided that my boy's track record is about 95%...95% of what needs to get inside of a bowl will make it. Cereal in a bowl, dog food into dish, and you know what into the toilet. It is just a boy thing and I do love my boys because they just crack me up!