Thursday, April 5, 2007

Consider Your Audience

"What the heck does 'rather' mean anyway?!?!

This from my local Junie B. Jones doppelganger after asking if she could work on her fun packet. I told her, "I would rather you read your library book." We went back and forth for a minute or two before she exploded with the great question above. The thing is, I didn't want to just tell her, "No, you may not work on your fun packet." I wanted her to make the right decision on her own. Turns out it would have been better to Just Say No.

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