My oldest son recently started saying"I can't know" when he doesn't know something.
What he means is "I don't know," but he hasn't quite learned that yet.
Anyway, it's part adorable and part heartbreaking every time he says it.
Adorable because I know what he means, but heartbreaking because I know he can know and I don't ever want him to think he can't know. I always want him to ask, to be curious.
Which, of course, got me thinking. How many times do we say "I can't know" as adults when what we actually mean is "I don't know"?
If you don't know, ask. Be curious. You can know, you just don't yet.