Unicorn horn or an extra finger?

It is occurring to Peter that while being the youngest in the house that he may also be the smartest. This is a very frustrating situation for a seven year old to be in. Could you imagine figuring out that not only are you smarter that your twelve year-old twin brothers you are also smarter than your mom and physician father? I couldn’t imagine the burden he has to carry.

Peter likes to ask us questions that have no real right or wrong answer but instead he wants to test your reasoning.

I found myself in a self imposed “reflection time” when Peter asked me,

Would you rather have an extra finger, or a unicorn horn out of your forehead?”

I knew if I answered his question “wrong” I would devastate him. It would be even more evidence of his superior intelligence. If my answer doesn’t jive with what he feels is the correct train of thought…

…he will reply, “WHAT?!” “Why would you say that?!” He then goes on to explain why I haven’t thought his quandary out.

I sit in my bathroom on the side of the tub and I realize this is ridiculous. I also think I know what to say. I finally emerged from my bathroom and announced calmly,

“I would prefer an extra finger.”

Peter replies, “Me too.” with much satisfaction on his face.

When my husband Jim walks in the door from work Peter presents the same question to him in which Jim replies quickly “a unicorn horn of course!” I am standing behind peter scrunched down with a look of “eeeek” on my face shaking my head NO to Jim.

Peter raises his hands in frustration and says, “What? Why? If you have an extra finger you could carry an extra knife!” He then walks away with his eyes in the top of his head and his shoulders hanging low. I am certain he is thinking he will be supporting us all soon.

“My dad is so embarrassing.”

13 thoughts on “Unicorn horn or an extra finger?

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  4. He is amazing! Great question and I am sure he has already worked it all out in his head before he asks you, love it!

    • Your my first comment on what my posts look like. Soooo exciting as I have NO FLIPPING IDEA WHAT I AM DOING! I literally insert periods on blank lines to make it look like what I have it looking like in my head. I feel like I am learning another language with this blog and I haven’t even figured out English. For real, look at my punctuation!
      Thanks for posting and reading.

    • I take full responsibility. I used to think I was such a weird kid due to my “Running WIth Scissors” childhood but since he is a “doctor’s-kid-living-in-a-gated-community-country-club-brat-whos-parents-ask-if-he-not-only-has-homework-but-also-ask-if-he-needs-help-with-it” I will simply state that he has inherited my ODD GENE.

  5. I suspect he’d reduce me to a quivering mass–I usually don’t get those kind of questions right. Though I would have chosen an extra finger too.

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