Conversing with a two-year-old

DAISY: I like legs, Mummy.

ME: (nonplussed) Do you, love?

DAISY: Yes. I like my legs.

ME: Well, that’s good, then.

DAISY: I like Samson’s legs. (Samson is a cat)

ME: Does Samson have nice legs, then?

DAISY: Yes. And I like Samson’s ears.

ME: Well, yes, he does have quite nice ears.

DAISY: Samson’s ears are dirty.

ME: Are they?


This sort of conversation is getting increasingly common around here. To some statements, though, it’s very difficult to know what the answer is…

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