I've been out-smarted by my four year old son.
The other night I read him the story of Cinderella for the first time. What a magical fairytale....I love it. He loved it too.
Ok, so you know that bit where the clock strikes midnight and Cinderella leaves the ball and her glass slipper falls off leaving one for the Prince and Cinderella keeps the other.....
Right, so you know that bit, we're all agreed that it happens?
"But mum!" My son interrupts! "Every thing is supposed to change back when the clock strikes twelve - why didn't her shoes disappear?"
My whole life I've known the story and never once did this occur to me. The fairy God Mother does say that EVERYTHING will return back when the clock strikes twelve. That's the deal. Is it that girls are just too caught up in the romance of it all, the fairytale, the ideal, the love and beauty?
I was a little baffled by how to answer, "Oh no, the shoes can't disappear - they're made of glass." I bumbled out....
Have you been outsmarted by a little person? How did you handle it?