My third child is almost five years old and loves to work on little “Kindergarten” workbooks that I picked up at the store. They are mostly coloring, matching, looking for patterns and circling/crossing out various items per the directions. She does this while I “do school” with the older two.
One day recently, we were going over a page of animal images. The idea was to circle the “baby” animal that belonged to the adult in the same row. I was asking questions about what the different baby animals were called as she busily circled. She knew baby goats were called kids and baby cats were called kittens. She knew baby dogs are puppies and baby cows are calves. So it went, down the page. We got to baby mice. I couldn’t think of a name for baby mice, so I decided to ask a different question.
Me: “What are these?”
Me: “If there was only one, what would it be called?”