I want to preface this by saying that I’m pretty certain Carter doesn’t know the expression, “dumb as a stump.”
We’re driving to preschool when he asks who the president of China is. Neither of us know. We make some suggestions as to other people he can ask.
Carter: “Maybe I can ask my teacher.”
Me and Kevin: Sure.
Carter: Maybe Angie knows.
Me: I’m sure someone at Hoosier Courts knows.
Carter: Maybe I can ask someone there.
Me and Kevin: Sure
Carter: Maybe Aunt Meg knows. Maybe I could ask her!
Me and Kevin (with less certainty): Sure. (reflecting on Aunt Meg’s lack of interest in current news)
Carter: Or maybe a stump would know.
Me and Kevin: a stump?
Carter: Yeah. I could ask a stump!