It occured to me this week that we have switched gears. We are no longer asked 'Why?' about everything (and sadly most of the mixed up kid quotes are past as well). We are in the 'What does it mean?' stage now...
This past week I can remember:
What does 'outrageous' mean?
Mom, what does 'sacrifice' mean?
What does 'defraud' mean?
What does 'monopoly' mean?
At this rate, we won't have to do much cramming for SAT words!
Yes, son. You know lots of words.
J: Do you know more words than me?
J: Really? Like what?
Do you know 'copious'? 'luminous'? or 'amiable'?
J: [with hunger to learn]: What do those mean?!
I rest my case.
The 'What does it mean' stage.