Wednesday morning I mopped the floors, and later that night I tried a new cookie recipe. The cookies are very yummy, and the entire family has been snacking on them over the past two days. Last night Super L runs into the house all sweaty and breathless from running around the backyard, and she asks if she can have a cookie. Her little hand has already grabbed a cookie from the bowl, and she’s raising it to her mouth as she finishes asking for that which she is about to devour.
“Yes,” I say, “BUT!…” and she stops with her cookie poised in midair waiting to hear the catch, “…take it outside. I just mopped and I don’t want cookie crumbs all over the floor.”
To which she responds, “Okay, Mommy. I’ll hold the cookie upside down so the crumbs won’t fall on the floor.” And she walks out carrying her cookie upside down. Problem solved.
I don’t know if she was referring to the fact that cookies usually feel crumbly on the bottom, or if she thought that if she held the cookie upside down, then gravity would work in reverse. Either way, that’s some impressive problem solving by a 3 year-old.