I love to talk to little man when I take him to school in the mornings. Obviously because he's my son, but mainly because you never know what he's gonna say. Case in point:
This morning for instance, I tried my hand getting him to see things in different perspectives. We were driving by a pond and I accidentally called it a lake. But that got me thinking...how he views a tiny puddle is different than how an ant would view that same puddle. Seemingly pointless information, but it may give him something to think about; analytical thinking is high on my importance list for him. So the conversation went as follows:
Me: "Declan? Did you ever think about how a small puddle would look to an even smaller ant?"
Me: "Well...let's say you're standing near a tiny puddle. And because you're so big, it's just a tiny puddle, right?"
Declan: "Yeah. Because I'm sooo big and the puddle is sooo small."
Me: "Now, let's say a tiny little ant walked up and stood at that same puddle. What do you think he would see instead of a tiny little puddle?"
Declan: "He'd see me standing at the puddle."