"OK, what kind of a word is boot?"
"A noun! It's a thing."
"Cool, so what kind of a word is shoe?" I asked.
I thought perhaps No. 1 was confusing an action with the thing she did it with, so I asked, "Verbs are actions right, so how do you figure?"
To which No 1 responded with a furrowed brow, in all seriousness, "Well, like when you want us to leave a room, you say, "Shoo!" and we leave. So, shooing is doing something."