the opposite of Maggie

These days my daughter Maggie is really into opposites. I mean, who isn’t?

But if you’re a preschooler like Maggie, you REALLY enjoy talking about opposites, to the exclusion of most other conversational topics. We’ve moved from the easy (hot/cold) to the more abstract (alone/together). Last night, Maggie came up with her toughest opposite yet:

MAGGIE: Mommy, what’s the opposite of me?

MOMMY: Well, let’s see. The opposite of Maggie. You’re a little girl…

MAGGIE: Mm-hmm.

MOMMY: So the opposite of Maggie would be a big boy… who doesn’t like to talk, or to dance, or to hold purses.

Maggie thinks about it for a minute.

MAGGIE: That’s Daddy.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom October 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

That’s awesome!


Ann Imig October 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

So sweet. Nice graphic by the way (laughing).


Missy@Wonder, Friend October 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Ha. So cute.

Opposite Day happens around here any time H realizes he crossed a line and wants to cover his tracks, as in, “Ha, ha, Mommy. I said ‘No, I won’t clean my room,’ but I was just kidding, because it’s opposite day. See, Mommy, you get it? I said, ‘no’ and it might have sounded kind of mean, like I was disobeying, but you know. Opposites.”


Leave a Comment