Tuesday, March 01, 2005

What Kids Know

One of the perks for being newly retired is that I can now have Nicholas for an overnight during the week, which I did last night. When I drove him to school this morning (Pre-K), we ooohed and aaahed over the thin dusting of snow (not a common occurence in Atlanta!) and then talked about the waning moon we could still see.

I told him that sometimes the moon is big and sometimes it's small. He then proceeded to tell me that when the moon is big, that means there are lots of people in it. I said, "you mean on it?" And he said, "No, G'ma. When the moon is big, there are lots of people in it, and when it's small, there's only one person in it."

Alright then! He, of course, should know since he's a Cancer boy, ruled by the Moon....

Kids say the darnest things because they know what they know.

4 comments:

  1. Don't you just want to be in his head!

    Ruth

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  2. Aw, I'm so glad you shared this! I've never heard Nicholas refer to the size of the moon in that way -- very interesting.

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  3. Why else would there be a difference in size....the more the bigger! It is truly amazing to watch a child learn about things we take for granted.

    -D

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