Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Where did that come from?

Gretta, who is three years old, came into my bedroom this morning and said, "It's almost time to bring the [older] kids to school. Therefore I need shoes."

"'Therefore'?!!" I repeated, giggling.

"Therefore. It means 'that's why'", she explained patiently, before repeating the first sentence.

Are our speech patterns so stuffy and bloated that a three year old uses "therefore" in conversation? Oy.

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Career.Nanny said...

Awww. Not stuffy, that means the adults around her are setting a good example. :)

Orthonomics said...

My 3 year old uses a host of words like this too. Maybe a shidduch, lol?

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