Friday, July 17, 2009

Tooth. I Mean Teeth.

Last night JD and I had a huge discussion of the plural form of the word tooth following this comment:

"Well, Mommy, I'm going to go downstairs and brush my tooth."

"You mean teeth, Jacob."

"No, I mean tooth."

I explained that tooth was, well, one tooth and teeth referred to all of them. We discussed mouse versus mice and I was really pretty confident that at the tender age of four, he grasped the concept!

Downstairs we go.

"Oh Mommy, now I can't find my toothbrush. Wait, I mean my teethbrush!"

Why is the English language so confusing to little people?!

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