'This is a ball,' I said. Her little brow furrowed. "No," she said. 'It's a box.' There was a hint of laughter in her voice.
'No, it's a ball,' I said, tapping the book. 'See? It says so right here. It's a ball.'
'No, it's a cube!' she said a little louder this time. She was getting frustrated now.
'Are you sure?' I pretended to sound confused. 'It looks like a ball to me.'
'No, Mummy,' she said, with the confidence of someone who knew all her shapes. 'It's a box. Okay?'
'Okay,' I said, nodding. We turned the page.
We got to a picture of an elephant.
'This is a dog,' I said.
'No, Mum, it's an elephant.'
'Are you sure?'
'Yes!' Overwhelmed with my stupidity, my daughter actually started tugging on her own hair at this point. "It's an elephant, Mum. It's not a doggy. Okay?"
'Okay,' I said, grinning.
I had way too much fun reading this book. I've always been the sort who loves to tease people and this book gave me all the giggles. I'm looking forward to collecting the rest of this series. If you have kids and want a good laugh I recommend you try This is a Ball.