Friday, January 14, 2011

Quips and Questions: The Five-Year-Old Edition

My five-year-old and I got into a discussion about electric eels this morning. He confidently gave me his theory, "God made electric eels by saying 'Ta Da!' and making a mommy eel. Then she made eggs and they grew up to be big eels." Not too far off...

Another day, he was supposed to be learning to count by 10s. However, he interrupted my drilling to ask, "Hey Mom! Can you count by 90s to 10?" I find that it is always interesting to see what is going on in his mind although I was inwardly groaning, "He doesn't get it!"  Out loud  I said, "I'm not sure. How do you do that?" He proceeded to count: "90...80...70...60...50...40...30...20...10." I was speechless. And you know what a rarity that is!

A recent question from him: "Mommy, you know why God made Memaws and Papaws?" I didn' he answered: "So if you have four kids, two can sit by Mommy and Daddy and the other two still have somebody to sit by." At least that's the way it works around here!

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