Our church just started a new series, “The Creature from Another Planet.” It’s all about parenting. In honor ofthe new sereies, I’m starting a new blog. Just to illustrate the point of kids being like alien life forms, I will now transcribe a recent conversation I had at dinner with my 3-year-old:
3-year-old (pointing to my plate): Is that your snake?
Me: My what?
3yo (pointing): Your snake.
Me: My snake?
3yo (giggling): No, snake.
3yo (a little frustrated): Snake! Snake!
5-year-old (translating for his sister, clearly exasperated): She meant is that your steak.
3yo: Yes! Your snake!
I’m usually pretty good at speaking preschooler. For some reason, the way she was speaking was just unintellgible. Fortunately, when I get in a real bind, my son can easily translate for my daughter. It helps to have an interpreter when landing on Planet Kid.