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)