Clearly my 3-year old had been pondering several different recent conversations and observations. We were driving home from a shopping trip when he exhibited he was a solid realist.
"I've been thinking," he began. "I think I'm going to get just a little bit of coal in my stocking."
"Why?" I asked quite startled that he'd think such a thing.
"Well, because sometimes I have a little bit of trouble listening. So I think I might get a lot of toys and then just a little bit of coal."