One of the best things about having kids is hearing the funny things they say when they are young. The other night my son and I were doing mad libs together (in case you aren’t familiar, it’s a short story with words missing, one person is asked to fill in the noun, adj, verb, adverb, etc without seeing what the story is – the idea is that you get a very funny story). While my son and I were playing, my daughter wanted to participate too, so I would let her give answers to the easy ones. One blank asked for a number, so I asked her for an answer. Here’s how the conversation went…
me – can you tell me a number?
d – umm..one
me – hmm.. can you give me another number? another number would work better
d – two
me – can you tell me a really big number?
d – (long pause) ok, a giant 4!
My son and I almost fell out of our chairs laughing, it was so funny. Sometimes I forget she is only 4, she seems to act so much older because she picks up so much from her brother and her cousins. Her literal interpretations are the best entertainment these days.