Sir Rowland is 5. He is takes things literally. VERY literally. Which I am sure is common. However if I have to explain another American idiom one more time I will SCREAM.
Last week it was "eat your heart out."
I REALLY tried to explain it but was unable to explain the need for expressions.
So the other day after eating our Chinese , and sir Rowland said his final "xie xie", plate were cleared, he opened his fortune cookie.
Sir Rowland: "you will find contentment around the corner". Mom, what is contentment?
AWTM: "it means having everything you could need and being happy."
Sir Rowland: "Just one minute, I am going around this corner."
AWTM: "Sir Rowland, "around the corner" is expression.
Sir Rowland: "I am going around the corner"
Sir Rowland: "There was nothing there, I wanted."