Growing up, we heard the famous lyrics of the song:
Time na money o! Time na money.
In plain English, Time is money.
Well, for my four year old, Time is whatever and whenever he wants it to be.
Anything that took place between yesterday and when he was born is referred to as having happened yesterday. So consider this classic:
Ikem: Mummy, yesterday, we went to the Jungle and we see Monkeys jumping jumping from one tree to the other…
Me: (Surprised and thinking real hard) Yesterday??? But we were home yesterday. ..
That was when it hit me, we had gone to the ‘Jungle‘ in December (our trip to NCF). LOL. Having understood, it helps me explain to people when he says something like ‘yesterday when I was a baby…’ stuff like that.
I thought we were just battling with the past until the future came up. Here’s another classic:
Ikem: Mummy when are we going to Shoprite?
Ikem: Is this tomorrow?
Me: (LOLING) No this is today, tomorrow is the day after today.
Ikem: Aha! Yesterday, we went to Shoprite and I ride a horse and ….
Phew! This was something that happened earlier in the year, I just sat listening and nodding my head.
Well, if you say time is money, try explaining that to a four year old.