Clever Girl

IMG_5351Sutton: “Follow my lead… and succeed!”

Me: “That’s clever. Where’d you hear that?”

Sutton: “I made it up.”

Me: “No you didn’t.”

Sutton: “I did!”

Me: “I don’t believe you.”

Sutton: “Why not?”

Me: “It’s too sophisticated for a five-year-old to think up.”

Sutton: “I did! I thought I up!”

Me: “OK.”

Sutton: “You believe me?”

Me: “Sure.”

Sutton: “Dad?”

Me: “Yeah?”

Sutton: “What does ‘succeed’ mean?”

17 comments on “Clever Girl

  1. When I was little, about 4 or 5, my mom got me a pet tadpole (the idea was to watch it grow and morph into a frog, hoping it doesn’t die before then). When she asked me what I wanted to name it, I thought for a minute and then said, “Polywoggle.” Mom was confused, and tried to talk me out of naming it something so silly and random. but I insisted. Neither she nor I had any idea that Polywog is a word for a baby frog. A few days later, she came to me and said, Hey Margie, my friend told me what polywog means. did you know it means a baby frog? And I had to tell her over and over, I had NO clue, and the name just came to mind randomly. Now, I may have heard the word on tv or the radio, but I didn’t actually remember hearing it, so to my mind, I had made it up. I have no idea how it happened. This is why you have to be careful what you say around kids, or expose them to. They subconsciously absorb everything!

  2. I’m so glad after writing my own family blog that the suggestions recommend I read this one, It’s adorable xx

  3. I happen to just stumble upon your blog today and I absolutely LOVE it! before I read this post I was feeling sort of down today and this warmed my heart and put a smile on my face. Thank you!

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