Sometimes it’s fun to listen to Will share his wisdom about the world with his younger brother. He’ll take a simple message learned from us – that those nighttime leg aches are probably just growing pains, or that avocado is supposed to be good for our brains – and warp the message just enough that it gets more interesting:
After a night when Owen had complained of leg aches, Will told him:
“Those are ache pains. Ache pains make you grow.”
Then at lunch, when Owen declined my offer of avocado on his pita sandwich, Will told him:
“It’s good for your brain. Why you’ve never been thinking much ideas is because you never have avocado.”
What little pearls of wisdom have your children shared with you lately?