I just had the most delightful conversation with my 3-year old son.
The application of his logic never ceases to astound me. When I stop and think about it (when I allow myself the time), I remember that children are pretty amazing. If adults were able to apply their knowledge like a child, just imagine how brilliant we would be. Children own their knowledge, understand it, and experiment with it. Their creativity allows them to learn with such amazing growth and speed. I love it!
The conversation went something like this:
Mommy and Daddy were measuring Dylan on his growth chart. We told him how he will grow up to be so big and strong and healthy. After all, he’s grown another inch since we last measured!
“I’m very strong. I could lift Mommy in space,” he responds.
“That’s true,” says Daddy.
“Yeah, because gravity wouldn’t be pulling on me in space.”
“And you’re also a smart boy,” I say, smiling. Then add, “and I could lift twelve Dylan’s in space!”
Dylan thinks about this for, oh, a second.
“Mommy, you don’t have all of those arms, like an octopus.”
Good point. 3-year-old logic got me again.
“You’re right. I guess I could lift two Dylans, then.”
“One in each arm,” finishes Daddy.
And that’s how we said goodnight.
Here’s to a little boy who’s growing bigger, stronger and healthier every day.