28 June 2013

The wisdom of Georgia (aged 5)

She lives next door, and I was bending down to show her an interesting stone.

'Why have you got bald hair, Andrew?' she asked.

'I don't have bald hair. You can't have bald hair.'

'Yes you can. You do...'

'Do you mean a bald head?'

'No! Bald hair!'

'What is bald hair then?'

'It's hair that isn't there!'

And her tone implied that I was being very stupid indeed.

She liked the stone, and carried it off to her collection.

11 comments:

susan said...

Children describe things as they see them - or, in this case, don't see them.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Hmm... Her elder sister is the one who told me a while back, on hearing my age, that the age I admitted to was, "nearly dead." Although on hearing the above inquiry about baldness from Georgia that elder sister remarked, "Oh don't be rude."

It's rude to ask about my bald head but not rude to describe me as "nearly dead"?

They are quite a team.

daisyfae said...

Beautiful. i should talk to more 5 year olds...

Elephant's Child said...

I am glad that she liked the stone - which I assume also had bald hair.

Craig said...

We try so hard to be politically correct as adults, it's a little bit refreshing to hear kids "cut to the chase" and tell us exactly how they see things.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

More sense in Georgia than in many an adult I meet, and now you mention it (EC) the hard smooth stone did bear a significant resemblance to my head.

CherryPie said...

When my brother was around that age and had been told that he had to have a hair cut he declared that 'he would go as long as they didn't cut a hole in the back like Daddies'. :-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Ha ha. We can usually rely of small children to give a brutally honest opinion, and usually in a funny way. Some good things get lost or squashed out of us as we age.

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Haha!

John Foster said...

But not in your case Andrew!

Knatolee said...

Never argue with a 5-year-old!