Kyobum Nim K: Is everybody listening?
Kyobum Nim K: ATTENTION! Is everybody listening?!
Class: Yes Ma’am!!! Mmm-Hmm ...‘s Ma’am!!
Kyobum Nim K: Why is it important to listen? When your parents say STOP! do they say it just to tell you what to do? NO!!! They want to keep you safe from doing something that might be dangerous. When might they tell you to STOP!?
Class: kid 1 - When you’re doing something that could hurt yourself.
kid 2 - Yeah like when you fall down and you get an owie.
Kyobum Nim K: Or maybe when you’re in a parking lot, and you’re starting to run without holding someone’s hand, or looking to see if a car is coming.
My kid: Oh, dear, no, I would not do that. (shakes head in disbelief.)
Kyobum Nim K: What about when they’re standing next to a hot stove and they’re cooking something? Might they say STOP then?
Class: Yes... a hot stove... mmm-hmm, that’s bad... yeah, you could get burned.
Kid: Is it red, or is it black?
Kyobum Nim K: Is what red or black?
Kid: The stove.
Kyobum Nim K: It could be red, black, or any color really, that’s not the point! The point is, that when your parents say STOP, you need to listen.
Class: Mmm listen... right, yeah... I think it’s a black stove.