Four-year-old logic

Oh, I hate football.

You can have the Wii on afterwards.

But if you turn it off I will be happy.

Well, I’m not turning it off – you have to learn to share.

But I will be angry if you don’t turn it off.

James, there’s no need to be angry – look, we can play with your toys while the football’s on in the background.

But I will still be angry.

Well I don’t want you to be angry-

If you turn it off I will be happy but if you don’t turn it off I will be angry and you don’t want me to be angry so turn it off.

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You just can’t compete with logic like that. Earlier that day, I’d used Pokémon (his current favourite thing) as an example to encourage him to do something – to which, with a look of incredulity on his little face, he replied thus:

But Pokémon are made up.

In other words: Dad, you imbecile. They’re not real. Why they should have any relevance in this matter is beyond me.

If he’s like this at four, I dread to think what the coming years are going to be like. He’s got me sussed already. It’s all downhill from here.

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3 comments

  1. This made me grin. I’ve had the same eye-rolling, ‘Don’t be silly Mummy, it’s not real.’
    I think it’s practise for when they’re teenagers and we’re always going to be wrong….


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