My niece Carla spent the night with me last night. I promised to take her to lunch today and to buy her a new toy. While I was in shower this morning, she was standing in the bathroom talking away. She normally asks me about 5,000 questions during a visit, and I do my best to answer them to the best of my ability.
When I turned off the shower she asked if she could open the door and hand me my towel. When she did, she looked at me, and this is the conversation that ensued:
Carla: Why is your stomach so big and hang down so low?
Carla: Because why?
Me: Just because
Carla: But because why?
Me: Because I eat too many cookies.
Carla: Why do you eat too many cookies?
Me: Because they taste too good
Carla: Eating too many cookies made you fat?
Carla: Do I eat too many cookies?
Me: No, you must not eat too many cookies because you're still skinny
Carla: If I eat too many cookies will I get fat like you?
Carla: (long, thoughtful pause).....I'm NEVER eating too many cookies
Me: Smart girl
Me: (thinking to myself......now why can't I be that smart? You look at someone and see they're too fat. You ask them how they got that way. And you vow to never do what they did. Easy Peasy. My 4 year old niece is smarter than I am. Man, I could really use a cookie right now). ;)
3 months ago