A conversation with Logan tonight:
(Logan has just begun to discover that certain toys need batteries, and if they don’t have them, they don’t work.)
Logan: Buttons doesn’t need batteries. (Important to note: Buttons is the cat)
Me: Why not?
Logan: Cause he doesn’t need them. (Typical toddler logic.)
Me: Does he have batteries?
Logan: No, Mama.
Me: How does he run then? (I’m trying to get him to understand that food is fuel, and that we eat to get energy. Toys run on batteries, people and pets run on food. Admittedly it’s a bit of an advanced concept for a toddler.)
Logan: Uh, Mama, Buttons doesn’t run.
Perhaps I should have been more clear with my “how things work” lesson. However, it’s true. Our incredibly lazy, fully indoor cat, indeed does not run (in the “gets places quickly” sense of the word).
It’s awesome how preschoolers can be both wrong and spot on at the exact same time.