Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amy's World

Yes, this is a repeat picture, and yes, it is the crusts of Amy's sandwich. I took this picture in the first place because Amy finished her lunch, arranged her leftovers like this, and explained that all those crusts were "children sitting in a circle around the librarian listening to a story." You can't make this stuff up, but she does. This girl personifies everything, from the squirrel in the front yard to tiny little bugs to completely inanimate objects.

This morning, a week or so after the crust picture, Amy is finishing off her waffles at breakfast - they are the 4-mini-eggo kind, which we don't usually get, and she asked why they were all stuck together. I thought myself on the top of my game when I replied, "because they are too little to go in the toaster all by themselves, so they hold hands."

Amy very patiently explained, "But Mommy, waffles aren't people, they don't have hands."

I can't win.


  1. Haha! Isn't it amazing (and frustrating) how our little ones ALWAYS know the right answer...and it's never what we think it is?! :)

  2. The correct word is actually "anthropomorphises", not personifies. :-)

  3. Um, brother dear, "personifies" is perfectly correct and exactly what I meant. You are talking to the English student, remember.