We talk a lot of distractions at my house. Home schooling five children is an experience FULL of distraction. I am constantly reminding the kids to stay on track with their work and not let their attention be drawn away. Nevertheless, some of my children handle distraction better than others (I will not mention any names- or even ages or birth orders).
My three year old is probably our biggest distraction during school (and prayers). She likes it that way, I think! But this morning, she got a little taste of what it is like to be right in the middle of something important and then be torn away unexpectedly.
It was time to fix her hair which is usually quite wild and unruly in the morning. I called her back to my bathroom where I was waiting with two ponytail holders at the ready….. I had to call several times and when eventually she did come, she was not happy. “Mommy, I was playing party and you extracted me!” she told me visibly annoyed.
I am pretty sure she meant that I DIStracted her. I don’t think she even knows the meaning of the word “extracted”. But I guess, either way it works—after all, I did sort of “extract” her from her pretend party!