During supper, Abel asked me what ketchup looks like; so I turned the question back on him, encouraging him to describe it to me.
Abel: Ummm… it has tomato juice in it.
Me: What color is it?
Me: And what does it feel like?
Me: Hurt? What does that mean?
Abel: If you don’t like it, it gets hurt.
Abel has become quite the problem solver. Often when I give him a reason why we can’t do something that he asks to do, he comes up with a “solution.” Following is just one example of his problem solving skills…. (*Note: Amariah has a pair of sandals that light up when she walks.)
Abel: Mommy, can we go to the park?
Me: Not tonight, honey. It’s already dark.
Abel: Well, we could take Sissy’s shoes–they have lights on them….