When picking Sophie up from Kindermusik class, my conversation with another mom.
"Sophie's very well behaved, your ayi takes great care of her"
"Yes, thank you"
"She's very small"
(* Sophie is a class with lots of 3 year olds, so I knew where this question was coming from)
"Sophie just turned two"
"Oh, wow, I thought she was three, she told us she was three, but she speaks so well!"
Huh? That was a little strange, I thought to check it out direct from the little chipmunk, and this is our conversation verbatim:
"Sophie why did you tell Auntie that you are 3 years old?"
"Because I want go work."
"Why do you want to go to work?"
"Because Mama go work, Papa go work, Sophie go work"
"You can't go to work at 3 years old anyway. But now you are 2 years old, you can not tell people that you are 3 years old."
"Pour Quoi no tell people 3 years old? Sophie want 3 years old (Pour quoi French for "Why"? I don't know why she sometimes changes language on me halfway but she does)
Good question kid.
At this age, she is ANYTHING she wants to be. She lives in a complete fantasy world where animals talk and one of her favorite toys is a large cardboard box is a house, a chair, a space-ship and an elevator.
So why not just imagine being 3 years old?