mouths of babes

I was giving my son a hard time the other day about his materialism as I perceived it. We’re walking through Target and he’s going “I want that… I want that too…” despite my protests that he has plenty of toys that he rarely plays with. I decide to go all zen on him: “Nathan – You don’t need more toys… Use your imagination! What if I took away all of your toys and just gave you a rock to play with. What kind of things could you do with a rock?”

His reply: “The first thing I’d do is hit you in the head with the rock and take back all of my toys!”