Friday, March 21, 2008

Daffadowndilly

Daffadowndilly is a poem by A.A. Milne (yes, the same man that wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories). We read it a couple of weeks ago. The boys thought the name was silly and fun (I agreed). I liked that it called attention to a flower and wanted to transfer that to the real world for the boys. Now is the perfect time to do that as spring has brought out the daffodils here.

We've made up a game where anytime we see daffodils, the person who sees them will yell out "Daffadowndilly!". Then someone else will say "Ding-Dong!" meaning you got one. It started out as 'ding-ding' but somehow ended up as 'ding-dong'. lol

Mainly it's been Tigger and I playing, but I do notice that Pooh is paying attention to what's going on. He'll look when we yell at the daffodils and today when I said 'ding-ding' instead of 'ding-dong' he pointed out my error. he he

Anyhoo, I thought I would share the game in case anyone else wants to play!!

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

Pamela loves A.A. Milne's poetry and has memorized several poems!!

I love when kids make up games. Our latest game is for driving. If you see an out-of-state plate (and you are on a major highway), you have to say the state and figure out if they are heading in the right direction for going home. Pamela just started talking about timezones this week, so I have a feeling that saying the timezone will be the next variation!