August 1st, 2013
Today, Oliver and Jacob heard about monorails. I showed them a wikipedia article about monorails, and it had a picture of a monorail in Germany.
Oliver, age 4: I have been on that monorail!
Me: Sorry, Oliver, but that monorail is in Germany. You have never been to Germany.
Oliver: But I HAVE been to Germany!
Me: No, you have never been to Germany.
Oliver: Dad, I HAVE been to Germany. I love Germany!
Jacob, taking an interest: Dad, can we go to Germany sometime?
Me: Yes, we probably could sometime.
Jacob: Great! Then we could ride a Deutsche Bahn train!
At this point, we had a brief discussion about the fact that we can’t take a train from the United States to Germany, but we can fly there and then take trains.
Oliver: Dad, we should go the the airport and tell them to take us to Germany right now!