Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kids and Their Adult Sounding Comments

Sam, our 6 year old, is a pretty bright child. He picks new concepts, terms, and vocabulary very quickly. It leads to very interesting interactions when he tries terms out for the first time. Here is an interaction he had earlier today with Jessica before picking me up after work. (We went out to eat tonight after work).

Sam: Where are we going out to eat after we pick up Dad?
Jessica: I don't know we haven't decided yet.
Sam: Well, do you have a theory on what restaurant we are going to?
Jessica: No, I don't really have a theory.
Sam: So you are a neutral party?
Jessica: I guess so.

I enjoyed his new found use of neutral party. For those of you interested he learned the term from Click, Clack, Moo:Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin. I believe the line is "The duck was a neutral party so he brought the ultimatum to the cows."