DW has been away in Atlanta for the last few days and I have been left to the duties of single dad. This morning I was getting (S) ready for camp and I got her the breakfast she asked for which included a glass of milk.
As we were walking down the stairs, she turned to me and said:
"This milk is bland"
I was stunned. It was early in the morning and this was not on my list of potential expected conversations. I replied with:
At this point (S) looked at me like I was an idiot and explained what she meant:
"Its bland, that means it has very little taste!"
I felt like saying something along the lines of
"I know what bland means", but I figured I didn't have to explain myslef to a four year old...or did I? Besides, I am not used to getting pop quizes at 6:45am. She is 4 1/2 years old and I still can't believe she felt she had to explain the meaning of bland to me.
I can tell I am going to learn a lot from her over the coming years. I just hope more of it is stuff I don't yet know.