So people keep saying babies are super smart and whatever, but I tell you that is just empirically not true. I’ve asked Maya a bunch of questions in the last few weeks, and she has yet to get any of them right. And here’s the kicker: the answer to every single one of those questions? “Maya”.
It’s not like I’m digging out the original Trivial Pursuit cards and asking her about the Cuban missile crisis here. When I say “who’s a sleepy girl”, “who’s walking” or “who needs to use the potty”, I’m not exactly fishing for “Che Guevara” or “Robert McNamara”, you know? But here’s a picture of a typical response, which is pretty much just burbling and trying to put her toes in her mouth.
Well, what can you do.