Off topic: The kissing hand
Thread poster: texjax DDS PhD
| | abufaraz
Local time: 05:30
English to Urdu
| Worth trying || Oct 27, 2007 |
Well, a nice fantasy worth trying !!
| | Özden Arıkan
Local time: 02:30
English to Turkish
Reminded me the book of Japanese tales I used to read as a little child, one story in it in particular: mother and daughter look alike like two twins. Mother is dying, and gives the daughter a small box while saying goodbye: "whenever you feel sad, lonely, or scared, just open this and you'll find me inside..." There is a mirror in the box, of course. I would read this story again and again with tears, then would run to the mirror, and get all the more sad, because my face didn't look the least like my mother's But I'm a lucky daughter, as she is still alive!
Nice one, and it sure would work, on the same principle as the "royal touch" - but then, it used to work on adults, too, we're told
| Nice fantasy indeed 1 || Oct 27, 2007 |
texjax DDS PhD wrote:
On a sheet of paper trace the contour of your hand and then, inside the drawing, put a kiss with your lipstick (not suggested for our male colleagues) or simply write kiss or I love you,
Nice fantasy indeed !! The trouble is that "I love you" won't work for my 4yrs old son who's very proficient in Korean - her mother's first language - as well as in Italian. He seems to creatively misunderstand every single english word he hears and unconsciously makes funny puns eventually. "I love you" has been recently turned into "Ai ravioli"... !!!!! LOL !
| Thinking of you... || Oct 27, 2007 |
Hi! Very nice indeed! I didn't know the story of the little raccoon...
It made me think how a small but warm message or something similar can be heart-warming not only for our little children but for any other person we love as well.
| | Giulia TAPPI
Local time: 02:30
French to Italian
I regret my 2 sons are grown up now, I would certainly have tried the kissing hand otherwise!
| | NancyLynn
Local time: 20:30
French to English
| Excellent idea || Oct 28, 2007 |
I've never thought of it before, but I'll definitely use this trick when I have to leave town again, as I did a couple of weeks ago - it's hard to be away from the little ones for 4 whole sleeps!
Thanks, great stories!
My son has a big problem parting from me when I take him to daycare (although he enjoys it very much and talks about his little friends the whole weekend long).
I'll definitely try it and let you know how it worked!
Thanks from a mom that feels guilty from Monday to Friday!
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