Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A typical conversation

Daddy had this conversation with Katie on the way to school this morning. This is a very typical conversation that we have with Katie about any topic these days.

K: Daddy, why is it foggy?
D: It just is.
K: It jus dis?
D: It just... is.
K: Daddy, why is it foggy?
D: There is moisture in the air.
K: What?
D: It's a cloud on the ground.
K: What's a cloud?
D: It's a puffy white thing in the sky.
K: What's puffy?
D: Soft, with no particular shape. A marshmallow is puffy, too.
K: But puppy is a pet.
D: Yes, "puffy," not "puppy."
K: "Puffy." Why is it puffy?

On the way to Chick-Fil-A from daycare this evening, I had something approximating this conversation with Katie.

M: We're going to meet Uncle Chris and Aunt Manda at Chick-Fil-A.
K: But I want to beat them Mommy!
M: We're going to meet them. Mmmeet them.
K: What's meet?
M: Meet is when you go to a place and someone else goes to the same place at the same time. You mmmeet each other there.
K: When we go with Chris and Amanda we meet. When we go with Daddy we beat!
M: No honey, we don't ever beat. When two people go to the same place at the same time, they mmmeet each other.
K: Yay! There's Chick-Fil-A!

This is why we love Chick-Fil-A's current kids meal toy. An audio book that everyone happily and quietly listens to on the way home. (We also make regular trips to the library for audio books so we never run short.)

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