Kids have their own special brand of logic that gets trained out of their brains as they grow up.
One morning, my toddler asked for pancakes. As I made them, she added to her order, “Shapes with cream cheese and sprinkles, please”. So, loving mum that I am, I proceeded to make pancakes. She helped me with the sprinkles.
We fussed briefly over which plate she wanted – “Not this one! I want the duck one, mummy.”
“This IS the duck one”, I replied.
As I was pressing out the shapes, she was happily picking up the scattered sprinkles. I had to keep reminding her to eat the pancake and not just the sprinkles.
When the last shape was pressed, I said we’d take the plate to the dining table. She promptly replied she wasn’t hungry anymore.
“WHAT? You asked mummy for pancake, darling!” I said sternly, but lovingly.
Then the lightbulb went off.
“Did you only want to eat the sprinkles?”
“Yes”, she replied non-chalantly.
I love how they can be so honest at this age.
We are at the local shopping centre many weekends so the food court becomes our kitchen.
After being introduced to chips by darling hubby about a year ago, guess what Miss T has decided is her favourite meal? Chips? No. She’s a smart cookie. She knows she can’t just have chips. So she asks for chicken AND chips.
I have to take some credit, however, for being a bit of a smart cookie too. I thought if I made the meal a bit of a game, especially since she’s learning numbers, she might eat more chicken.
The rules were; “One chip, one bite of chicken, One chip, one bite of chicken. Two chips, two bites of chicken. Two chips, two bites of chicken.” I said it in sing-song style like a ditty, and she thought it was the bees-knees. But the best thing was that it worked! She downed that chicken and I couldn’t have been any happier…….well, I could have. If only she’d eat some salad……
When have you found yourself bamboozled by the logic of a child?
I’m linking with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBOT.