We recently got Memory for our budding preschooler, so matching is a topic of interest in our home. Today, after studying two bananas in the fruit bowl, my daughter stated,
“This banana has a sticker, and this banana doesn’t have a sticker.”
“That’s right. Do they match?”
“No they don’t. One has a sticker and one doesn’t, so they don’t match.”
We deliberated about this for some time before finally reaching the consensus that I was right (go figure).
She stopped and thought hard for a moment before offering a hopeful solution to the upsetting problem at hand:
“We could go shopping and buy another banana, so they match.”
“Or,” and I reached for the stickered banana, “we could take this sticker off!”
Her eyes brightened and her face filled with wonder as if I had just performed a brilliant magic trick. Laughing delightedly at my clever solution, she proceeded to put the sticker on, then take it off…put it on, then take it off…
I love being a mom.