Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bed-Making 101

I almost said that Issey failed, but that would have been incorrect. All good teachers know what mothers seem to have a harder time grasping: that students will only learn what they want to learn. The teacher's job is to motivate the student.

Santino is so good that he can approach the bed running and in one swift movement dive under the covers which hang down halfway on the side of the bed. Yes, one fluid motion puts him a good 3 feet away from the edge under the covers! There is no way I could have taught him that as I haven't a clue how he achieves this. But, I did provide the original motivation of a wiggling toe or a furry mouse....even Rudy, sometimes.

The other evening Issey watched this and attempted to follow.....unsuccessfully.

So today when I saw Santino and Issey playing on the bed, I thought it might be a good time to start Bed-making 101. But, as I said earlier.....mothers can be on the slow side.

Santino knew right away what game we were playing, but Issey was having no part of it. Duh! They already HAD a game going and I was interfering!

I failed Training Cats 101. :-)


  1. AnonymousMay 22, 2010

    too cute! can imagine what they were thinking ... the game will continue!!

  2. AnonymousMay 22, 2010

    hey, its weezie being anonymous ... only way i could get thru ...

  3. Glad you found a way to get through! I recently read that only one breed of cat is smarter than the Siamese, and that is the Abyssinian! I can almost see their brains working!