Tonight before bed, I was reading The Great Pancake Caper to Elliott. A compelling book about a lost pancake.
One of the pages explained how Chicken searched in the apple grove for the lost pancake. Then Elliott asked me what an apple grove was.
So I said, “Look at all those apple trees. An apple grove is a place with lots of trees that grow apples.”
And then she said, “Oh, like the orchard?”
Yes, exactly like the orchard. Good thinking, Elliott. Because Mommy didn’t think of that…I’m glad you’re here to make better connections than I can.
And just to make myself feel better, I started reciting multiplication tables and spelling really long words to show my intelligence. For some reason, she was not impressed.