Smart and Smarter

This afternoon on the way back from school, I told Lily that Yung had made an appointment to get Lily’s hair cut by one of her favorite former teachers who is just about done with her training at the Aveda Institute here in Lafayette.

“I know,” Lily said.

“How do you know, honey? Mommy just made the appointment this afternoon.”

“I know.”

“But she just made it.”

“She told me.”

With that, I understood that Yung had told her that she was going to call and make the appointment. We went on to talk about something else, and she said “I know.”

“How do you know so much?” I asked.

“Because I’m smart.”

“Well, you know,” I said thinking I would take advantage of this moment to make a lovely point about life. “You know, Lily, some of the smartest people I know are the ones who know what they don’t know.” Top that, I thought smugly to myself.

“Well, daddy, what if you know what you know?”

Ouch.