My toddler is getting pretty smart. She’s slowly figuring out how the world works and what cause and effect means. Recently, she’s figured out that you can buy things using paper bills, a check, a credit card, or even via the computer (quite an abstract concept if you think about it). And she’s figuring out what the exchange of funds and goods/services does; you can’t have one without the other.
Therefore, I bring you the below short conversation. It displays both her growing intellect and skill at delivering her words bluntly. That girl can slice!
Toddler [handing me a small pile of play money]: “Here you go, mom. Here’s some money for you.”
Me: Oh! …. Thanks. What’s it for?”
Toddler: “I know you don’t have any money because you don’t work like daddy does, so here’s some money for doing things in the house.”
Me: “… Uhh, thanks, kiddo!”
Not sure if I should be more insulted, bemused, or appreciative. (Once I got over the unintended dig that I don’t have money, I really liked that she showed I earn money for caring for the kids and keeping house. Sweet girl!)
This next quote is for laughs (swallow all beverages before reading…), just to display her bluntness some more.
Me [upon hearing a toot-like sound]: “Did you toot?”
Toddler: “Umm, no. It’s your breath.”
Wow. Ouch! For the record, I had roasted garlic hummus at lunch. But so did she!