You’re all assuming that just because I’ve had to help raise one boy that I’d have the slightest clue about how to do it properly. Well, YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY WHEN YOU ASSUME.
Tony: Sharks like to eat fish.
Me: Yep, they sure do.
Tony: Know what else likes to eat fish?
Tony: Blue hairs.
Tony: Blue hairs really love to eat fish.
Me: Tony, we don’t say that about..
Tony: BUT THEY DO. THEY LOVE FISH. IT’S WHAT THEY EAT.
Me: Bud, that’s just not nice to call people blue hairs. Not nice.
Tony: But .. that’s what they’re called.
Me: Who called them that?
Tony: YOU DID.
Me: NO I MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT.
Tony: Yes, you did! When we were at the lake, and we saw him flying by, you said, “That’s a blue hair!”
Me: .. blue heron, Tony. HerON.
You’d think that after having a discussion with Jack about racism, I’d have been prepared for a discussion with Tony about ageism.