An example of how the mind of an almost 2.5 year old works.
M, opening the lid to a portable DVD player that was tantalizingly and carelessly left on a low table: "Oh look, a DVD player!"
Brendan, knowing M's temperament and history with electronic devices, says: "Morgan, that's not for touching."
M keeps going, opening and closing the lid. "But I'm closing it."
B: "Morgan, it's not for opening, it's not for closing, it's not for touching."
M: "But it's for opening and closing because it has a lid, yeah?"
Difficult to argue with a true statement. That was a nice little syllogism she came up with, don't you think?
What Brendan should have said: "The DVD player's for grownups to touch." I wonder what she would have come out with if he had said that.
These people are really quite smart little things.