This morning, I was talking to Evan about just the two of us going to the store so he could pick a gift for DH for Christmas.
He immediately knew what he wanted to get! A leaf blower, of course! (DH wanted one in the late stages of fall when he was totally over raking the leaves).
Evan and I then had the discussion about lack of money this year due to DH being the only one who is working and therefore making money. He’s actually pretty good about it and often reminds DH and I of the fact when we talk about wanting to buy things that we might not necessarily need (I might often talk about getting a Corvette, for example).
Then, he turned to me and said, “I can make money!”
Intrigued, I asked him how. He began to explain something — to be honest, I wasn’t listening all that closely because Carter was throwing his breakfast all over the floor and squealing in delight.
When I tuned back into Evan, he was talking about how they glue it together then colour it. Huh? I had to ask him to repeat the story because I had forgotten what we had been talking about.
So, he went over the process how they “make money” at school by cutting pictures out, gluing them together, and colour them.
It finally dawned on me that after all this time of telling him that DH goes to work to make money, he thought that was completely LITERAL and that DH sits there and MAKES money! LOL!
Nothing like a 4-year-old brain to show why the English language is so confusing for others to learn!