Sunday, November 19, 2006

his version of reason

My three year old son, D., clutching his arm: My ankle hurts!

Me: That's your elbow.

D.: No! My ankle hurts!

Me: That's your elbow, honey.

D.: No! My ankle hurts!

Me: This is your ankle.

D., clutching his ankle: My ankle hurts!


amanda said...

Ha ha...gotta love kids and their campaigns for sympathy. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, I don't mean to be annoying or overly-intellectual, but I just have to comment on this story from my perspective as a Psychology student. As children reach the stage where their vocabulary is expanding, they will pick up new words and sort of 'test drive' them in a sentence to check if they understand the meaning correctly. They will say some pretty off the wall things in order to use the word in a sentence. It's so charming how little ones explore the world around them!