Monday, April 19, 2010

Critical Thinking

Daughter having a bad day at after school pickup, pitches a fit in the back of the car. Son, attempting to calm her down, makes nice and very complimentary comments about her photograph from teacher, which is a class photo of all of them in their Halloween costumes. Daughter is wearing, in the picture, a kimono.

Son: You look really great in this.
Daughter: NO, I DON'T.
Son: You really do!
Daughter: I don't WANT to be a chinese girl when I grow up.
Son. ---?
Daughter. I WANT to be a PONY!


  1. This seems understandable since ponies DO always look beautiful, regardless of whether or not they are wearing a kimono.

    This also reminds me of a conversation yesterday. We saw people riding horses, this is how it went:

    Me: Girl, do you think you might want horse riding lessons?

    Girl: No.

    Me: Why not?

    Girl: Because I don't want to be a horse rider when I grow up. I want to be a veterinarian.

  2. That's great! I love that Girl knows her own mind. (All due deference to horse riders...!)