Wednesday, October 22, 2008

If It Hasn't Happened to You Yet, I Swear It Will

A conversation I had with Chloe yesterday while I was driving and she was reading a book:

Chloe- "Mommy, this book says that jellyfish were alive even before dinosaurs".
Me- "No they weren't".
Chloe- "Yes, they were mommy, this book says so".
Me- "Chloe, God created everything in 7 days so they were all alive at the same time".
Chloe- "Mommy, this book was written by a pro-fes-sion-al".

Yes she did carefully sound out every syllable for me. And yes, you will have those conversations with your kids, just wait. It's kind of fun actually- except for the "hey-you-have-no-idea-what-you're-talking-about" tone that she gets sometimes. But we're past the strictly little kid stuff into the analyzing and reasoning part that I really appreciate about my kiddos.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Owen is so much like her. I can totally hear the tone you're talking about. If his teacher tells him something, suddenly my contradictions are completely wrong. On Wednesday nights he has a teacher that tells him old stories and silly things like the moon is made of cheese. I actually had to argue this. I'm not into teasing kids with false information...no matter how cute it is.

Amy said...

Well, it's funny (not funny ha-ha) that Chloe says I'm the smartest one in the family but if a teacher or book tells her something is true she automatically believes it and argues with me if I say it isn't so. It does give me an opportunity for teaching and I'm sure this will be an ongoing thing so hopefully I'm up to the challenge.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, this is so cute! When our son was little, I told him that we were going on vacation, and he said "Mommy, it's may-cation. Watch my lips." Then he showed me how to make the "m" sound with my mouth, and said "Now you try it." I thought I would die laughing. :)

Christy said...

Sigh. I know you've already raised one past this stage, but we're in the phase now where the questions and arguments are good enough to send you back to your own books to re-think your stances. It's good all around, though, it keeps our adult opinions fresh and opens up amazing conversation opportunities.