Sometimes I forget how literal children’s minds work.
I was reminded of this today with my son who is 5.
When his sister was about his same age nearly 6 years ago, I was just getting into authors and speakers such as Tony Robbins and Hal Elrod.
You know, the motivational guys.
I was really just starting to learn and study topics like self-reflection and self-improvement. Starting to think deeper about things.
Then one day I was driving her to school, at the time it was about a 30 minute drive.
During the drive I decided to put this new knowledge to work.
My thought process was, “I’m 30 years old and I’m just starting to learn this, what if I had been thinking this way since i was 5?”.
So I thought I’d ask her a “deep” question…
“How do you see yourself?”
During her short pause I could hardly handle myself.
“What would she say?” I thought.
Does she think of her self as a winner? Is she confident? Does she feel loved?
What is it? Blurt it out already!
“With a mirror”
Although I was a little disappointed because I thought it was going to be an epic conversation that we shared, I cracked a smile and said, “you got me honey”
Fast forward to today, my son asks me to make him a sandwich.
I asked him as usual if he would like it cut in rectangles, squares or triangles.
After I finished making it, I said…
“How do you want me to cut your sandwich?”
“With a knife”