This morning I had this conversation with a four-year-old who lives next door.
4YO: “What are you doing?”
Me: “Cleaning my backyard.”
4YO: “Why you’re not cleaning my backyard?”
Me: “Because it’s yours. You could clean your backyard, and I will clean mine.”
4YO: “I think that’s funny.”
We both laughed. Me, because his conclusion was funny to me.
When writing for young’uns, it’s good to remember they see things from a different perch.
Bless my neighbors for sharing their kids, when mine are no longer the age I write for.