I love how kids take everything literally. Like tonight when Madeline and I were flipping through a Sesame Street publication and we stumbled across a craft activity that involved turning your child’s hand into a turkey.
“Tomorrow we can make your hand into a turkey,” I told her, showing how Elmo had transformed his fuzzy, red palm and fingers into a feathered friend.
“No! I don’t want to!” Not quite the reaction I expected from our artistic little one.
“Why not?” I asked.
“I don’t want my hand to be a turkey. I want to keep my hand.”
“Oh no, Maddy. We just trace your hand and then turn it into a turkey.”
“I’ll still have my hand?”
“Oh! I see.”
Poor thing thought she was going to lose a hand all for the sake of hokey, kids art.