Saturday, August 21, 2004

A Two Year Old and Circular Logic, Fun for All

The Talker has gotten into trouble lately for yelling "No!" when asked to do a chore. Today at lunch, AtHomeDaddy asked him to do something and got the new favorite response "NO!"

So I reminded him that "You don't say no to Daddy, do you?"

What should he say?

"Yes. I do say no to Daddy." True, but he would have gotten in trouble for being sassy.

"No. I don't say no to Daddy." Right, but that would require saying no to Daddy and we don't do that.

So he chose to say nothing - good choice, because then I realized what I had asked him, and he was off the hook!

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