I had a frustrating, but oh so funny conversation with Big today as he was playing with some toy horses.
Big: "What's a male horse called?"
Me: "A stallion."
Big: "Okay. The astallion runs after the mare..."
Me: "No. It's not 'astallion', I'm saying that it's a (pause) stallion. There's a space between 'a' and 'stallion'. It's not one word."
Big: "Oh, okay. The a (pause) stallion runs after the mare..."
Me: "No, no. I'm just saying it's AY stallion. The male horse is AY stallion!"
Big: "The aystallion runs after the mare..."
Me: "Oh, my gosh! A male horse is the stallion, Big. You're saying it wrong."
Big: "I am? It's thestallion?"
Me: "Aaaagh! Stallion. Stallion!!! Stallion is what we call a male horse! Not 'astallion' or 'aystallion' or 'thestallion'! Just STALLION!
Seriously. My brain hurts.