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Kids’ misconceptions April 10, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in older son, younger son.
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I’m amused by some of the assumptions kids make about the world.

When my older boy was about five, I asked him the difference between boys and girls. He said that girls were better at math.

The younger one recently told us of one of his misconceptions.  His teacher had to leave early from school one day to attend a wedding.  The younger boy mentioned that his teacher was attending someone else’s wedding because he was already married.  While I know that’s no indicator, I hadn’t remembered seeing a wedding ring (and he’s a very young man who just started teaching two years ago), so I asked how he knew that.

“He’s an adult, so he’s married.”

That explains it.  However, I’m not sure where he got that given we have several counter examples.



1. Kim Leyda - April 10, 2011

Conversly, being married does *not* automatically mean you’re an adult; I offer as proof the debacle that was my first (and, God willing, only) marriage.

I like your kids, Cherish… they’re good thinkers!


mareserinitatis - April 10, 2011

I think I feel your pain on this one. Fortunately, I got lucky the second time around.


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