Me: Do you know who that statue is?
6yo: Oh! I know him! I’ll give you a hint. His first name starts with “Z” and his second name starts with “M.”
Me: Um. Well, the name I know him by doesn’t start with those letters.
6yo: No, my friend told me all about him. His name has “Z” and “M.” He’s from DC Comics.
Me: No, this statue is of someone who was president of the United States.
6yo: Oh, well maybe he isn’t from DC Comics. His name is Zombie Man!
Me: Well, I know him as Abraham Lincoln.
6yo: Oh, yes! Abraham Lincoln! From the penny!
Me: Yes. Abraham Lincoln. From the penny.
I suppose I should feel grateful that he remembered that Lincoln is on the penny and that somewhere in his head is a connection to DC. It’s a decent start for a six-year-old.
3 Replies to “Guess Who”
A small incident makes an great teaching moment. No incrimination. Just talking through it. Awesome.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s those moments that I love with my children.
This is a funny story. And yes, I see the connection… DC!