With a look of resignation, the boy returned the Star Wars
item to the shelf. Until it was discovered to be on sale. Then
he happily left Kohl’s with his new toy after leaving school
early for a dental visit. Then . . .
“I’m gonna get three-fifty,” my nephew announced after
mentally calculating the amount of money he’d get from
returning cans at Kroger. Brainpower continued . . .
“You just blew it!”
Because I asked him if the animal was a predator and earlier
I’d already asked if it ate other animals. He caught me.
No surprise there.
My 9-year-old nephew & I were playing the game “20 Questions”
& like always, the sharp youngster was on fire. (Turns out the
animal was a cheetah.)
Next came his turn where the boy had to guess something with wheels
(more specifically, I chose a standard kid-sized regular object with
wheels in his realm of knowledge). Inquiries posed included ‘Is it electronic?’;
‘Does it need fuel?’; & ‘Does it use batteries?’. More common things like cars,
buses & motorcycles he quickly ruled out. Unsurprisingly, the third grader arrived at
the answer after USING ONLY HALF of his allotted questions.
“Could it come in any size?”
“That just saved me 3 questions,” stated the thorough thinker. “I could have
asked, ‘Is it big?’, ‘Is it medium?’, ‘Is it small?’”
So, Mr. Intellect has done it again.
“Is it a wagon?”
By Aunt Amy, 11-28-17