It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Come Again?

Sam: Is today the 21st?
Me: Yes, it is.
Sam: Well, last year it was the 22nd now.

March 21, 2006 - Posted by | quirks and quirkiness, random and odd, the things they say!


  1. Really? Is that how I lost a day this week?

    Comment by Candace | March 21, 2006 | Reply

  2. I can’t even begin to figure out his logic. If this year was a leap year it would make sense, but it’s not!

    Comment by Angela | March 21, 2006 | Reply

  3. Today I told my daughter that it was the 21st–the first “official” day of spring, even though she’d been playing in the snow.

    “NO, Mommy,” she answered quickly. The FIRST day of Spring was Sunday.

    The children have organized. They just did not tell us.

    Comment by LoryKC | March 21, 2006 | Reply

  4. I’m thinking it has to do with the fact that the 21st of last year would be a year and a day ago. Exactly one year previously is the next day of the week…

    If the children have organized without telling us, we are in BIG trouble, but truthfully? Seeing how children generally “organize” themselves and their doings, I’m not too worried… LOL

    Comment by Mary P. | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  5. Maybe it’s that last year on the 21st, it was Monday instead of Tuesday? So Tuesday a year ago would have been the 22nd? Kids are so funny.

    Of course, it doesn’t necessarily get better as they get older. I actually heard an undergrad say to another, “Dude, so when is New Year’s Eve this year?” Well, THIS year we changed it to Dec. 29, so I’m glad you asked. LOL.

    Comment by stefanierj | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  6. I think you may be onto something! That would be exactly the way this boy’s mind works. I think that might be the explanation.

    Comment by Mary P. | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  7. Smart kid, either way – realizing the calendar changes in terms of days of the week vs. the lunar date.

    Comment by Kristen | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  8. Very smart kid. This is the one I suspect tends in the direction of Asperger’s, and ordering things is one of his interests. His mind works in fascinating ways.

    Comment by Mary P. | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  9. is this kid old enough to make any of those leaps of logic and their factual ingredients that we are talking about here?

    Comment by kittenpie | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  10. He’s one of the after-school children, who don’t figure in the blog much. He’s ten. This wouldn’t be standard for a ten-year-old, but for this one, it’s entirely possible.

    Comment by Mary P. | March 23, 2006 | Reply

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