One Fish, Two Fish

My husband and I had this conversation with Mason (my 3.5 year old) while walking to the park:

Mason: Mommy, I have some bad news.  (makes a sad face and slowly shakes his head)
Me: Bad news?  (laughing)
Mason: Yeah, it’s not good.  The stars are not coming out!  It’s getting dark, but no stars.
Me: Well, it has to get darker before you can see the stars.  See the sun is still up a little bit.
Mason: Oh!  Look Mommy Daddy, their are people on the other side of the pond!  (The park by our home has a large pond and a water feature in it.  There were two boys standing on the other side of the pond.  One was wearing a red shirt and one was wearing a blue shirt.)  Look!  One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!
Daddy: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!
Mason: And orange fish!  (He points to a kid at the playground wearing an orange shirt)
Daddy: And brown fish! (Marc points out another kid wearing a brown shirt.)
Mason: No Daddy!  There are no brown fish in the book!  That’s not the way it goes!
Daddy: There aren’t any orange fish in the book either!
Mason: Yes there are!  I seen them!  (starts giggling because he knows he’s being silly)

 

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