The Little Philosopher

The other night, Kathleen (6yo) asked if a lie is different from a joke or if a joke is a type of lie.

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Tonight, Kathleen approached me, saying “Hey, we didn’t even have dessert tonight!”

I responded: “We had dinner at IHOP, and you got …”

Kathleen: “A Chocolate Pancake.”

Me: “And a Chocolate Pancake is …”

Kathleen, grudgingly, and with extreme prejudice: “A dessert.”

And then she followed her claims to their own conclusion: “Daddy, can I have a water with ice?”

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I am raising a philosopher!  Score!

Also, don’t tell her, but I totally would have caved if she had pressed for a Popsicle.

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