Acorn and I were reading one of his simplest books last night, a book about colors. Each page focuses on one color, and has about two pictures to illustrate that color. The page for green has a leaf and a frog.

“Do you know what frogs eat?” I asked Acorn, desperate to add some interest to a page that said only Leaf, Green, and Frog.

He considered. “Leafs.”

“No, frogs don’t eat leaves. Frogs eat bugs.”

Acorn laughed in that slightly hysterical way an overtired toddler will. After we spent a few minutes laughing together, I asked him again: “Did you know that frogs eat bugs?”

He collapsed in giggles again, managing to say through his laughter: “No, that’s silly!”

Perhaps bedtime isn’t the best time to impart knowledge.

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