Today Younger Daughter ("YD") was working on a test with her Speech Therapist ("ST"). The conversation went like this:
ST: Here's three things. Which two go together? Egg, apple, banana.
YD: The egg and the apple.
YD: They're both round.
That's officially a "wrong" answer, of course. The "right" answer is "the apple and banana go together, because they're both fruit."
Gifted kids often get questions like this "wrong", because they have creative minds that can justify any answer. Another answer that I personally feel is correct is "the egg and the banana go together, because you only eat the inside."
The speech therapist told me that another question younger daughter got "wrong" was "which two go together: cee, three, and em."
Me: What's the right answer, cee and three, because they rhyme?
ST (startled): No, it's cee and em, because they're both letters.
YD's answer was "cee and three, because they're round." (I sense a pattern!)
ST also told me that YD is above average in her ability to follow directions. I demand a recount!