Definitions by Thomas

Last Thursday night walking up to the Long Horn Steakhouse I pointed out a large cloud formation to my 4.5 year old son, Thomas.

Me: Thomas, look at that cloud up there.
Thomas: Wow. That’s really huge!
Me: What does “huge” mean?
Thomas: It means “enormous.”
Me: …

Then last night he was playing his Thomas the Tank Engine computer game. As we were heading up for bedtime he told me about it.

Thomas: … Yeah, and I talked to Henry.
Me: And who is Henry?
Thomas: He’s the big green engine.
Me: How did you talk to Henry?
Thomas: Well, Thomas talks to Henry automatically.
Me: What does “automatically” mean?
Thomas: Well, it means you don’t have to do anything and it does it.
Me: …

He has a rather large vocabulary for his age…