I watched my almost 4-year old nephew, Elliott, yesterday morning for a few hours. Kids just have a way of keeping us humble.
Elliott: "Aunt Ellen, your belly's getting kind of big."
Me: "Why do you think my belly is getting big?"
Elliott: "You're probably eating too much food."
Okay, so I can't really deny that fact. Makes me rethink polishing off the Halloween candy and that package of Zingers that were calling my name in the vending machine at work.
A little later, we were playing grocery store. Elliott had a 'scanner' and was telling me how much things cost.
Me: "How much does this apple cost?"
Elliott: "One dollar."
Me: "How much does this banana cost?"
Elliott: "Two dollars."
Me: "How much do I cost?"
Elliott: "Five dollars."
Me: "How much does this bag of candy cost?"
Elliott: "One hundred dollars."
So in Elliott's eyes, I am slightly better than an apple and banana, but my value falls well short of candy. Nothing like a 4 year old's honesty to keep things in perspective.