I didn't feel the need to correct him, but apparently his older brother and/or sister must have, because later in the evening the three year-old reported to my wife that, "Santa's unicorns pooped in our yard."
|When in doubt, blame Santa.|
Kids know things. And, sometimes kids think they know things. They will hold as facts things that they have been told, things they think they have been told, things they hear, things they sort of half hear, things one of their older siblings may or may not have said, and/or things they make up on their own, but decide should be true. (After all, what's really the difference between a unicorn and a reindeer, anyway?)
Here are a few of the "facts" I've learned from my kids:
*English muffins should really be called "French Toast Bagels."
*"Mermaids don't fart." My older daughter stated this one day, very matter-of-factly. We weren't talking about mermaids. We weren't talking about farts. Why she believes this and/or why she brought it up, I may never know.
*My younger daughter has declared that beef is, "dead cow chicken."
*A better name for ketchup is "tomato mustard."
|We'll need to pick up some Tomato Mustard the next time we go to the store.|
*My younger daughter once told me, "When you have bad breath, you talk louder." I'm not sure if she meant me, specifically, or everyone in general. Either way, I probably shouldn't yell so much.
*When a toilet in a public restroom flushes automatically because of a motion sensor, she says it has an, "audio flusher." (In her defense, they are rather loud.)
*My older son thinks that the big "G" in the middle of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin stands for "Geico."
*And, according to my younger daughter, we celebrate Easter because, "Jesus didn't want to become a ghost."
Kids know a lot of things. Maybe I should pay attention.