I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with family in St. Louis. My brother was chopping onions for the stuffing and his seven year old son wanted to help.
“Can I chop onions too?”
“Sure. Here’s how you hold the knife. Hold the onion like this.”
My nephew’s eyes began to tear. He squinted and shook his head.
“What’s going on? Why do my eyes hurt?”
My brother saw this as a learning moment.
“That’s what happens whenever you hold a knife.”
“Know what makes it go away? Reading.”
Update: Okay, okay, you guys. He didn't stop there. It was funnier to leave off the immediate correction and truthful explanation my brother offered. My nephew is quite used to his dad's antics and was already onto him.