We were driving in the car today, when out of nowhere, S offered a reflection on her hair (which I always comb for her). As a reminder, this child is three.
S: You know mom, my hair is getting too hard to comb.
Me: We could use more conditioner, if you want. Or I could give you a haircut.
S [without a trace of sarcasm]: Or we could just stop combing it.
Man, I love that kid.
She is queen of the “should have been obvious but no one else thought of it”.
And she is an absolute antidote to a world that wants kids to find an answer via multiple choice (i.e. conditioner or haircut? . . . pshaw!!!).
Long live the clear-sighted, creative thinkers!
(and heaven help their parents.)
P.S. Does anyone remember the time I asked a group where they wanted to go to lunch and, in unison, everyone said “McDonalds!” except for S, who said “Mexico!” That is a kid who is wonderfully unaware of the box.