A conversation between Janina, our 10 year old and Ryan, my 6 year old that made us burst out laughing went like this…
RYAN: I don’t like Robert (not his real name). He’s weird.
Dad: Ryan, be nice. Don’t say that.
JANINA: Ryan, you can say it this way – “He’s different and unique. I don’t get along with him because you dislike the way he acts.”
RYAN: Huh? But “I don’t like Robert” is shorter!
(picture taken at Singapore Zoo)