Answered by Andy Dent
Trying to see if my daughter, maybe 4 or 5, was a pessimist or an optimist, I poured a half-glass of water and asked her: "Would you say that was half-full or half-empty?"
Her response: "That depends if you're drinking it or filling it."
She is now grown up, teaching primary school and utterly adored by the kids she teaches.
Answered by Elangkumaran Jayabarathi
This happened when I was teaching fractions to a kid at an NGO:
I asked him: "How do you serve 3 apples to 4 people?" (expecting the answer of 3/4 apples per person) After a brief pause, the kid replied: "I'll make apple juice and serve one glass to each." Even though it was not the answer I was looking for, I was impressed.
P.S. I applied the kid's approach to solve a tough programming task later in the day.
Answered by Namrata Srivastava Patil
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My daughter at 7, was looking introspectively at the mirror. I asked her what she was thinking and she said, "My brain is so weird—it wants to think about me me me all the time, like I am the center of the Universe or something!. Mummy, Daddy has that ever happened to you?"
Answered by Narendra Singh
I asked a 5 year old kid to recite the multiplication table of 8. He recited it like this:
8 1's are 8
8 2's are 16
8 4's are 32
8 9's are 72
8 7's are 56
I suggested to him that he didn't know what came after 2 or 3, since he had recited so randomly.
Then he replied: "I did this way so that you may not feel that I am adding up, everyone says that I add up."
Answered by Anonymous
Driving around with my preschool age son, I would occasionally point out a particularly attractive woman and he would remind me that I was married. One time when I replied that just because I had ordered didn't mean I couldn't still look at the menu, he took time to consider that logic and after a while pointed out: "Dad... after you order, they take the menu away."
Answered by Ankit Arora
Someone asked my 2 year old cousin: "What color is an apple?" He replied: "inside or outside?"
Answered by Ron Maimon
A physicist I met once told me he asked his 6 year old son to imagine standing on top of a big ball in outer space. Then, he told his son, he looks over the edge, and there is a person on the other side of the ball, upside down, with feet on the bottom of the ball. He asked his son: "will that upside-down person fall off the ball?" His son thought about it, and said: "If the other person looks at me, he sees my feet, and I'm upside down to him. I'm not falling off, so he doesn't fall off."
Answered by Mike Hoffman
My mother's friend's kid, 5 y.o., was in a religion class once (coming from a Catholic country). The priest was giving a lesson on what 'Sin' was. At the end of the class there was a recap. The priest asked: "So, what prevents us from going to Heaven?"
"Gravity" was the answer given by the five year old.