2-year-old: I want to sit next to Mommy.
5-year-old: This spot is already “tooken.”
Me: You mean, “This spot is already taken.” “Tooken” isn’t a word.
5-year-old: Pardon me?
Me: “Tooken” isn’t a word.
5-year-old: Yes it is.
Me: No it isn’t.
5-year-old: Yes it is. You just don’t know yet. You have to grow up.
Me: What do you mean?
5-year-old: You have to get older. Then you’ll know.
Perhaps this gives a smidgen of insight as to why the grammar stage precedes the logic stage.
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