Friday, July 22, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Toddlers

Spaceship Earth has made another trip around the sun since my last birthday, and so it's time to reflect on my advancing age.

Fortunately, I no longer have to wonder if I'm getting old — I have people here to confirm it!

The other day Elliot was thirsty, so he picked up a glass of water from Kelly's nightstand and prepared to drink it.

I stopped him because the glass had been sitting there for a couple days. "You don't want that, Elliot. That water is very old."

"Okay, Daddy," he said. And then he tried to get me to drink it.

"What are you doing? I don't want that."

"Why not?"

"I told you, it's old."

"But YOU'RE old."

Sigh.

"It doesn't work that way."