A 4-Year-Old Boy’s Logic


My Beloved mentioned an incident that occurred during the holidays when when she asked grandtwin Zachary if he washed his hands after going to the bathroom.

He said, “No, Grandma. I didn’t need to.”

“Why not?”

“I didn’t touch the toilet when I peed.”

“How did you flush the toilet?”

“I used my elbow.”

With love,


P.S. My Beloved set him straight and he washed his hands.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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8 Responses to A 4-Year-Old Boy’s Logic

  1. utesmile says:

    Haha, anything to get out of washing hands…. love it! My son said once when he was young: I am half German and whole English.’ He is still now 1 and a half person!

  2. ksbeth says:

    they will go to great lengths to avoid it )

  3. Now this made me smile

  4. He’s ahead of the curve. In high school some friends and I went to the movies. Three or four of us went to the bathroom and stepped out of stalls to wash hands, one girl just walked out. One of the friends said to the one who walked out “aren’t you going to wash your hands?” She said “why? I didn’t touch anything”. 🙂

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