Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Being

I was explaining to Anna why we don't call an animal an "it" today and I said something like, "This pepper grinder is a thing, so we say 'it' when we're talking about it. But a dog, let's say Bonnie [our friend's dog], we know that she's a girl and she has a brain so she's a she and not an it. She's a ..."

"She's a being," Anna said.

I don't remember defining "being" for her, but I must have a long time ago. Anyway, I just got a kick out of it. I actually wanted to say being, but wasn't sure if she would know what that meant and if it would lead into another ten minutes of explaining concepts. Not that I don't love those conversations. I do. But it was almost nap time.

5 comments:

Lucas said...

Excellent!

Thanks for sharing!

Jessica @vegbooks said...

That's wonderful. What a bright little girl!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

This is so sweet! What a wise young girl.

Celeste said...

I live for these moments when kids show us their capability to develop these ideas on their own.

Boneca de Trapos said...

that counter on the right hand is prety disturbing! I love the idea :)