The other day, Josiah asked me, "Excuse me, Papa, may I ask a question?"
"Yes, you may ask a question."
"What's a paddle?"
"A paddle? For a boat?" I took out Josiah's MagnaDoodle and drew a picture of a boat and a paddle. "Is this what you mean?"
Josiah looked a little dubious, like I wasn't quite answering his question. So I asked, "Do you mean a petal? Like the petal of a flower?" I drew another picture.
"No, a paddle."
"I'm not sure what you mean, Josiah. A pedal? On a bike?"
"Tell me where you heard the word, Josiah."
"Autobots wage their paddle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons."