Carsten – How old is Jenna?
(Jenna is my niece)
Me – She will be 11 on January 16th.
C – When is January?
Me – It IS January right now.
C – Oh. But WHEN IS January?
Me – IT. IS. JANUARY. RIGHT. NOW.
C – Oh……..well, what day in January?
Me – The 16th. Remember when I said her birthday was on January 16th?
C – Yes. (giggle)
C – What is today?
Me – Today is the 9th.
C – The 10th????
Me – No, the 9th.
I go into the bathroom to escape her. She knocks on the door and says….
C – Mommy? What day is today?
Me – TODAY. IS. THE. NINTH.
C – When is the 9th?
Me – Grrrrr. Today is the 9th of January.
C – When is January? On the ninth?
Me – OMG! You KNOW the months of the year and the days of the month Carsten!!! TODAY IS THE NINTH of JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!! TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C – Oh.
I wait until it is quiet, take a deep breath and exit the bathroom, hoping she has left. But, NOPE! She is STILL standing there and says……
C – Hi!
Me – Hello.
C – Soooooooooo, when is Jenna’s birthday?
Me – (deep breath) Jenna’s birthday is on the 16th.
C – Soooooooo, tomorrow is the ninth?
Me – No. Tomorrow is the 10th. Jenna’s birthday is on the 9th, I mean the 16th. GAH! This is like Who’s on first! I am SO confused!
C – What is Who’s on first? The first of what?
Me – Nevermind.
C – Sooooooooooo, Jenna is going to be 10?
Me – GAH! NO! She will be 11 on the 16th of January. Please go away now. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.
C – Ok Mommy. We will talk about this later because you are confused now.
Oh please God. Let her forget.