Ryan and I just had a conversation.
I think it was our longest conversation to date.
I showed him the heating pad I've been using on my knee (the latest derby-related injury).
"Feel something warm and squishy?" He poked at the heating pad. "What is it?"
Wow, it's very rare he will ask me to identify an object.
"That's a heating pad," I replied.
And guess what he said next? You won't believe it.
"What's a heating pad?"
Omigod, this is huge. I explained the purpose of a heating pad. He continued to examine this new object.
"Open it?" he requested.
I explained that it doesn't open, and then his attention shifted to something else.
So let's mark this officially: Age 5 - Ryan asks what an object is and what it's for.