My three-year-old yesterday:
3yo: “Mommies and daddies have to do LOTS of things.
Me: “That’s right. What kinds of things do you think mommies and daddies have to do?”
3yo: “Well, daddies have to cook supper.”
Me: “And what about mommies? What do they do?”
3yo: “Mommies have to buy things!”
I’m glad to see he’s paying close attention to the rather awesome example my husband and I set for him. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go buy something.
My six-year-old yesterday:
6yo: “Mom, I read tags on stuff a lot.”
Me: “Oh, really?”
6yo: “Yep. And the tags always say, ‘Made in China.’ Seems like everything’s made in China!”
Apparently I need to brush up on my knowledge of international imports and Chinese/U.S. economic relations if we’re going to be able to continue that conversation. Either that or I should only buy U.S.-made and locally-sourced products. *hangs head in shame*