i spent some time in a toy shop with a 2-year old today. his 5-year old sister decided that what he wanted was a little wind-up nemo toy (i tried to paste a picture as reference, but am simply not talented enough to succeed – it’s one of those you wind up and the tail wags back and forth).
when nemo’s tail broke within 2 minutes of the boy being in the car seat, he said “broke” with a contrite look on his face. followed by a more confident look and the assessment that ” fish… bite”. i’d say there’s a kid who paid attention, ’cause we all know that shark bit nemo’s tail off. ‘fish are friends, not food’ can only keep sharks at bay for so long.
the 5 year old chose a chipmunk at the store. she named her flounder.
do you also sense a theme here?