2.27.2008

Dangers of Small Sample Sizes


It has been fun to watch Josh reason the ways of the world. The sun shines during the day and the moon shines at night. His shoes go on a certain foot. Ya know, the basics. Well, he has also drawn a few inaccurate conclusions due to misleading and small samples. For instance:

Hypothesis No. 1: Boys have blue eyes and short hair.

Josh reinforces this multiple times a day. This isn't true of course, but Josh's data set includes himself, Brian, Brian's identical brothers, and G-daddy. Yep, all boys with blue (or arguably blue green) eyes and short hair. Go figure.

Hypothesis No. 2: Girls have brown eyes and long hair.

Josh came to this conclusion after considering myself, G-mommy, and Aunt Belinda. There are other females in the family that readily disprove this hypothesis, but Josh's belief persists.

Hypothesis No. 3: Only boys eat ice cream.

Josh likes to eat ice cream. Brian likes to eat ice cream. When G-daddy is here, he likes to eat ice cream, too. I don't eat ice cream because of my milk intolerance and G-mommy doesn't eat ice cream because she is following a special diet. Riveting, isn't it? I can only hope he lets go of this notion that only boys are allowed to eat ice cream before he starts dating.

Oddly enough, when he announced his view on permissible ice cream consumption, I followed up with a question about washing dishes, something Josh likes to do and Brian does frequently (without liking it). Without hesitation he said that boys AND girls can wash dishes. Darn.

1 comment:

toblerone said...

First off, according to that photo, Josh is GINORMOUS. He's so big! And a very cute photo at that.

Secondly, if he needs proof that girls eat ice cream, you guys are welcome to come over any time. Chickpea's diet lately seems to consist of pb&j, quesadillas, yogurt, and ice cream. Well, not really, but she asks for it all the time.

And I meant to say on your last post that Josh and Chick will make a great couple if opposites attract. Those priorities that Josh has? Those are about the lowest on Chick's list of priorities. Danger is her middle name.