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He's 3, and he knows everything!

Updated on April 30, 2012

When a 3 year old knows more than you.

I love spending every minute I can with my grandchild...I really do. However, there are times I have to either laugh (which I do) or spit pennies (my grandma's saying for getting irritated). The other day we were playing an educational game about the alphabet on the computer. I know the alphabet, been using it for years. But Dylan was playing, and came across the letter W. He said that is M for mommy. And I gently corrected him...because he is at the independent (I can do it myself) stage. I said, "no honey, that is a W". He looks at me like I am the least intelligent creature in the universe, and says" You're wrong". At this point, I am still willing to be the better person, and tell him that I have known the alphabet for a long time, and it 'is' a W. He says, "nope". Well, now I am getting a bit to the spitting pennies point. And I turn into a person I am not proud of. I start arguing...with a small child.

What is it about a 3 year old telling you are wrong that can entice a grown educated person to resort to "You don't know what you're talking about. I have college experience, I made it through High School. I read and write very well, I KNOW what a W is. You're only 3, you don't know everything yet!" To which he responds, "yea I do". Yes, he did, and at that point I realized that maybe arguing with him is a bad idea.


Yes, he looks sweet and innocent, but sometimes he can be a handful.
Yes, he looks sweet and innocent, but sometimes he can be a handful.


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    • dkoffski profile image

      dkoffski 5 years ago from Piedmont, SC

      I thank everyone for their comments, and he is a trip.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Does not surprise me, my kids are sure that they know more than I do...oh well.

      Welcome to HubPages

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      Tina Hope 5 years ago from UK

      Dylan is a cute little boy! Don't argue with kids, they might seem small, but they can be very wise =). I've never heard that saying - spitting pennies. I learned something new, so thank you and thanks for sharing the story!

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      Pamela 5 years ago

      Just wait until he's a teenager!