At dinner tonight:
Me: Have you seen the Max (Portland's light-rail system) yet?
Me: It's a light rail thing. Do you know what a light rail is?
Chris: It's like a subway above ground
Me: Do you know what a subway is?
We continued explaining for another 5 minutes and I think she has an idea of what it is now. She knows is it a transportation system that makes stops like a bus, but it is fast and it is also like a train in that it runs on a rail. I would LOVE to get inside her head and see the picture she has created!
It's funny how we can speak the same language, but because of where we are raised, we can completely misunderstand each other.