I was officiating a wedding and when I introduced the couple as married I heard a little girl ask her Mom, “Mommy, why did that lady switch?” Her Mom asked her what she meant. The girl said, “She came down with one man but left with another one.” Adorable.
A child’s take on life can be so literal at times. They have questions that require answers! Questions that can get a parent in hot water. Like asking a large person why they’re so fat. There’s no way to escape that one other than to get out of there quickly.
In fact, anything that a child sees that is unfamiliar to them will produce questions that can cause some very awkward moments for parents. Questions such as asking a pregnant woman why her stomach is so big and after being told by the woman that there is a baby in there, the classic “How did it get there?”
I think that sometimes these kids do these things on purpose with the sole intent of embarrassing their parents. They have mischievous minds. When my niece was in first or second grade, my sister was called in to talk to the teacher. Turns out that my niece had been telling the teacher that my sister was a drunk and didn’t take care of her. So untrue and very embarrassing. I’m telling you, they know more than we think.