It is not uncommon for people to pull from what they know to process the things they don’t understand. When children do this, it can be laugh out loud funny.
For instance, on a trip to Lowes when Owen was two, he heard a voice over the loudspeaker and responded with, “Huh? What you say God?” He had never heard a voice coming out of nowhere before. He knew he couldn’t see God, so he figured God must’ve been talking to him.
Another example occurred last fall in preschool. Lewis couldn’t remember the name of the color purple, so he called it the Vikings color. We have a lot of “Vikings color” at our house, and he made the connection.
Most recently, he has come up with a name for his favorite cereal. You know it as Super Sugar Crisp or Golden Puffs. He didn’t know the correct name, so he came up with his own. And his name for those little morsels of crunchy, sugary goodness is more than just a little funny. But I’m not gonna tell ya what it is. I’m going to let you guess. So go ahead, take a good look at the picture below and tell me what you think Lewis might have named it. If you actually come up with the right name, I might have to buy you a box. 🙂 No cheating. Those of you who already know the answer aren’t allowed to guess.