Young children have all the answers. They simplify the problem and their solutions are often immediate and…impossible.
We’ve decided on a last-minute trip to see my family before Christmas (we can’t make it for the holiday this year.)
This is the conversation I had with the girls about it.
Dulce: Mama, I want to go see Nana.
Me: Well, first I have to buy the tickets.
Lilly: Okay! I get you coins! (Runs to the coin box and grabs me a quarter.) Here you go. Let’s go see Nana.
Me: Well, I’ll need more than that.
Dulce: Let’s go buy some money, then.
Me: It’s okay, I can buy them now. (Buys tickets online). Okay, I bought them!
Lilly: Great! Let’s go!
Me: (Thinking fast). Well, um, they have to come in the mail first.
Dulce: I know where the mail is! On the counter! Let’s get it and go!
I wish I lived in their world sometimes.