Professor’s Child

From a conversation with my 5-year-old:

“Ryan seemed a little irritable on the playground today.”

“I wouldn’t say irritable, mommy. He’s irascible, which is different.”

I asked her to explain the difference, and she did so with ease.

6 thoughts on “Professor’s Child

      1. “spoken to her like this since she was an infant”

        How long before she starts critiquing your articles?

        “Really, mommy, this argument is really specious, in fact your entire analysis is rather jejune.”

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  1. My eldest daughter loved words. When she was four years old, she heard someone use the word “decade” and she asked me what it meant. After I told her, she said, “So on my birthday, will I be half a decade?”


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