My kids, who live with my ex about 500 miles away, stay with me over the Christmas holidays and the summer. They are 6 and 4, and like to sleep in my bed with me. It’s a king sized bed, so there’s plenty of room. I sleep on the right, next to the alarm clock so that I can turn it off before they wake. This way I can get ready for work without waking them up. I usually prefer that my daughter sleep in the middle since she’s younger and can fall off the bed. They’d both prefer to sleep next to me, so I let my son sleep in the middle once in a while. Last night was his turn, but my daughter put up a fight. Eventually, I told them that if they didn’t stop arguing, that I would sleep in the middle. My daughter quickly replied: “Okay!”. I then had to spend the next 15 minutes explaining to her why I couldn’t sleep in the middle.
This is when I remembered that earlier, while watching a Dora video with my daughter, I was also outsmarted. Dora asked us to identify the shape that was shown twice on the screen. My daughter yells: “square!”. I quickly correct her and say: “No, that’s a rectangle.” Dora then re-corrects me and says “square”. I was truly impressed with my daughter. She was able to figure out that we were watching a video meant for a 4:3 ratio TV on a 16:9 HDTV. So the squares only looked like rectangles since they were stretched to fit the screen.