Just Random Conversations with my 4-year old.
S: Mommy? Why are you bigger than me but grandma is smaller than you? Are you older than grandma?
M: No darling, I’m just bigger in size than her because I have a naturally big body. Grandma is actually older than me; than your daddy and I
S: So grandma is older than you?
S: So why do you have teeth and she does not?
M: Because she lost all her teeth. They fell off gradually. Do you know what gradually means?
S: No. But will I lose all my teeth too?
M: No. Maybe not. But if you let me brush your teeth and agree to take sweets only when I tell you to, then you’ll get to keep your teeth.
S: *goes quiet for a while before he finally speaks* So why did you not tell grandma this when she was small?
M: *does the normal African mom thing and calls him three times* How many times did I call you?
S: Ahahn! Call me again, I was not counting.
*While we were watching a foreign movie and a cop scene came up with the sirens of the car blaring*
S: Why are the police making noise?
M: Because they are announcing their presence
S: They want to catch a criminal?
M: That’s correct
S: They are driving to catch him?
M: Yes sir
S: Did he call them to come and catch him?
M: Haha… well, that would be unwise. No he did not.
S: Then why are they shouting and making him know that they are coming?