Today I gained a deep insight into my lovely Megsie's world, with an astonishing and delightful make-believe called "The Grains".
This conversation at our house today:
Meg: Did you put all the bowls I washed back in with the dirty dishes?
Bens: Yes. They weren't clean.
Megs: Yes they were. Why did you do that?
Bens: They had stuff on them. I can't put them away like that. I tried--I just can't bring myself to do it.
Megs: Oh! They're really actually clean. That stuff you are talking about is just the grains. You wouldn't be able to get them off either.
Bens: I think I could. Would you like me to show you?
Megs: No. Could you not do that anymore? It makes more work.
Bens:. Sweetie, I was just making space in the drying rack so I could wash them and all the other dishes. Sorry I don't mean to make more work. I really just can't bring myself to put them away. If you are going to wash them like that, could you just put them away yourself--I'm fine if you do that--I just can't actually put them away with 'the grains' on them.
Megs: Okay, lovely (puts stack of bowls away in cupboard where they go).