Brooklyn went to the doctor the other week for her 3 year checkup. (Yes, I know it was a few months late.) The doctor began to ask some questions about her development. The conversation went like this:
Doctor: “Does she take orders?”
Michael: “Yes, and she gives them.”
Doctor: “Does she use “I” when she speaks?
Doctor: “Does she speak in long sentences?”
Doctor: “Can she draw a circle?”
Doctor: “Can she stack blocks on top of each other?”
And here is where it gets interesting.
Doctor: “Does she know her colors?”
Michael: “Not very good.”
Doctor: Points at a yellow changing table and says, “What color is this?
Brooklyn: “I don’t know?”
Michael: “Can you guess?”
Doctor: Laughs and says, “No, it’s yellow.”
Michael: “We thought she might be color blind, but we did the color blind test on the internet and she could pick out the shapes on the test.”
Doctor: Points to a red desk and says, “What color is that?”
Michael: “Wait, let’s do a color she knows.” Points to a pink polka dot lunchbox and says, “What color is this?”
Brooklyn: Screams “Pink!!!”
Doctor: Laughs and says, “Oh, she knows pink because she is a girl.”
Brooklyn: “It is pink and white.”
Well played Brooklyn. Well played.