Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Come Again?

Sam: Is today the 21st? Me: Yes, it is. Sam: Well, last year it was the 22nd now.

10 Comments:

Blogger Candace said...

Really? Is that how I lost a day this week?

3/21/2006 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I can't even begin to figure out his logic. If this year was a leap year it would make sense, but it's not!

3/21/2006 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

Today I told my daughter that it was the 21st--the first "official" day of spring, even though she'd been playing in the snow.

"NO, Mommy," she answered quickly. The FIRST day of Spring was Sunday.

The children have organized. They just did not tell us.

3/21/2006 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

I'm thinking it has to do with the fact that the 21st of last year would be a year and a day ago. Exactly one year previously is the next day of the week...

If the children have organized without telling us, we are in BIG trouble, but truthfully? Seeing how children generally "organize" themselves and their doings, I'm not too worried... LOL

3/22/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger stefanierj said...

Maybe it's that last year on the 21st, it was Monday instead of Tuesday? So Tuesday a year ago would have been the 22nd? Kids are so funny.

Of course, it doesn't necessarily get better as they get older. I actually heard an undergrad say to another, "Dude, so when is New Year's Eve this year?" Well, THIS year we changed it to Dec. 29, so I'm glad you asked. LOL.

3/22/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

I think you may be onto something! That would be exactly the way this boy's mind works. I think that might be the explanation.

3/22/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Smart kid, either way - realizing the calendar changes in terms of days of the week vs. the lunar date.

3/22/2006 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Very smart kid. This is the one I suspect tends in the direction of Asperger's, and ordering things is one of his interests. His mind works in fascinating ways.

3/23/2006 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

is this kid old enough to make any of those leaps of logic and their factual ingredients that we are talking about here?

3/23/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

He's one of the after-school children, who don't figure in the blog much. He's ten. This wouldn't be standard for a ten-year-old, but for this one, it's entirely possible.

3/23/2006 11:57:00 AM  

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