Out of the Mouths of Babes ~ Child Logic

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Our oldest son is five years old. So it makes sense that nothing makes sense. In his world everything is straight forward and incredibly innocent. That’s the way it should be, he’s still little and the world around him is wonderful and confusing. That makes it so much more adorable when a situation comes up and he responds with the most logical explanation he can think of. I call this child logic because only a child can think of something so simple. As adults we tend to stray from the ideas that make the most sense because we know they aren’t possible. But to a child it makes perfect sense.

Our children are growing up in a world of battery operated everything (despite our best efforts to minimize this). So it makes sense that people operate the same way as a toy right? Well it made sense when he was three.
Me: “your brother can’t say your name because he’s too little”.
Big brother: “Oh ok, I need to put some batteries in his mouth so he can talk”.
How do you explain that to a kid? I just laughed. His innocence was what I needed that day. It took me away from the troubles of adulthood and made me realize how precious childhood is.
It also made me realize we obviously have too many battery operated toys…in fact, we just have too many toys all together! But that’s a topic for another day.

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