This is the same child who is now a six year old boy and got a note home from his first grade teacher yesterday. It read, "Ethan was putting so much soap on the sensor of the faucet in the bathroom sink that the water constantly ran." As we read the note and looked at Ethan with "that" look, he shrugged his shoulders. "Mom!" he said, "I kept TRYING to wash my hands, and every time I was ready to rinse the soap off, the water quit running. It was driving me crazy so figured out how to keep it going and THAT'S why I put the soap there!"
I'll have to admit - in a million years I wouldn't have thought of that.
I guess there's my answer. THAT'S what goes on in the mind of a little boy. They do think before they do something AND they just do it...regardless if it makes any sense to the rest of us.