My girl is pretty sure she's got stuff figured out and I dare you to tell her she doesn't. For instance, today on the way home from school, we had this conversation:
Me: What where you working on today at school?
N: Well, we were practicing the letter seven. And I already know the letter seven (said in an exasperated voice).
Me: Oh, really? What do you know about seven?
N: I know that it's down and then across.
Me: So then you also know that it's a number and not a letter, right?
N: No, it's a letter. And is it the one that has a dot over it?
Me: It's a number, Natalie. and none of the numbers have dots over them. You might be thinking of a lower case letter i or a lower case j.
N: No, I'm thinking of a lower case one.
Me: There's not a lower case one, Nat. There aren't any lower case numbers. Only lower case letters.
N: No, Mom. That's not what I'm talking about! I'm talking about the lower case one that has a dot that my teachers put on my papers.
Me: Are you maybe thinking of an exclamation point?
N: Yes, Mom, that's what I said.
And a few weeks ago, we had this conversation while driving and listening to music:
N: Mom, this is Adele!
Me: You're right, this is Adele.
N: What's the name of this song?
Me: It's called "Rolling in the Deep."
N: No, it's Adele.
Me: Right, it's Adele singing her song that's called "Rolling in the Deep."
N: No, Mommy (in an escalated voice), this is ADELE. I know because Daddy told me.
Me: And that's right, Adele is the singer and this is her song is called "Rolling in the Deep." She has lots of other songs, too.
N: Mom. You're not listening. Daddy said this is Adele, so this. is. ADELE.
Me: (realizing this is a ridiculous conversation) Yes, Natalie. You're right and Daddy is right. It's Adele.
N: Thank you, Mommy. That's right.
30 seconds of silence
N: Now what's the name of this song, Mommy?