I remember when my youngest turned 8, and we began to talk about baptism. We asked him when he would like to be baptized (his birthday is in May), and he said:
“I think . . . . . . November.”
We were a little curious as to what significance that had, but when asked he replied with a cheery smile:
“I want to live a little first.”
Sometimes, children really do understand much better than we realize.