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Monday, January 17, 2011


To: Everybodee
From: Grover
Re: Alone and Together

Hello, Everybodee! This is your furry pal Grover speaking. I am here to talk to you today about Alone and Together.

Alone is when you are all by yourself.  You see, here I am, alone.  All by myself. Alone.

Together is when you are with someone.  You see, here I am, together with my friend Elmo. We are so happy together in our superhero outfits.

Let's practice this again.  




Got it? Very good. You are very smart.

Now, let's talk about some times that it is good to be alone.  I'll bet your Mommy could tell you some of those.

It is good to be alone when you are on the potty. It is true. (Are you laughing? That is okay.)

It is good to be alone when you are on the telephone.

It is good to be alone in the middle of the night in your very own big-kid bed, when you are sleeping so nicely and not waking anyone else up.

It is good to be alone when you are in the shower because you cannot hear the questions anyone asks you when the water and shampoo are in your ears. Also, you cannot fix any problems because you are all wet!

It is good to be alone when you are reading a book to yourself very quietly and just want to think about the words in your own head.

Now, can you think of some times when it is good to be together? I'll bet your Mommy knows the answer to this one too!

It is good to be together when you are out shopping with a grown-up who does not want to lose you.

It is good to be together when you are having dinner with your family and talking about your day.

It is good to be together when you are reading stories out loud and laughing at the funny bits.

Okay, so, do you understand alone and together now? You do? Very good. Can you tell me all about alone?  Wait...where are you going? To be with your Mommy? Isn't she on the phone right now? That would be together...not alone...wait...come back...I thought you were going to tell me about alone...

And now, here I am. Grover. All alone.

Perhaps I should also teach you about near and far.


Tara R. said...

I wonder if this demonstration would work with my teen. Seems he still doesn't understand the concept of 'alone' and 'together.'

Fawn said...

Oh my goodness, MT, I this is so hilarious! I've shared it in my Reader and on FB. Thanks for the laugh!

"Also, you cannot fix any problems because you are all wet!"

AHAHAHAHA!! Classic.

Suburban Kamikaze said...

Well that certainly explains a lot. My children never got the memo.


Molly said...

I'm thinking that this would make an AWESOME social story for kids with special needs.

That Grover is a smart cookie.

dusty earth mother said...

Excellent! Loved the back and forth of Grover and you know... that other muppet...:-)

thanks for commenting on my guest post this morning!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

So that's my problem!!! My kids have never watched Sesame Street....

Heather said...

This literally made me laugh out loud. Thanks for brightening my day!

A Modern Mother said...

This is hilarious, my daughters just asked what I was smiling about.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

The weekend looks better already :)

MommyTime said...

I don't think my children got this memo either, SK, even though I wrote it my very own self. So I don't know if it will work on your teen, Tara, either. But one can hope, right?

Dusty Earth Mother, thanks for the visit!

Modern Mother, glad I could make you smile. You deserve that these days.

Jenn Sullivan said...

My almost 14 yr old daughter still does not grasp this concept!
I think it's time for a muppet refresher. Will email it to her asap. Thanks!

Oilfield Trash said...

This is hilarious.

I saw your comment about my post title from the blogesses post and thought I would check you out. Following now.

Ann Imig said...

This is BRILLIANT. I had no idea that you speak Grover!!

Caroline said...

So funny! I laughed out loud and plan on sharing this with my 7 year old tomorrow. :)


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