Here’s some recent examples from my 4 year old…
Example 1: Last weekend we were driving past a few big box stores. One had a curb-side display of kiddie pools in three varying sizes. As we passed my son pointed them out and asked what they were. This is the conversation that ensued:
Me – “They’re kiddie pools but we don’t need one because we have a big pool.”
Son – “And we don’t have a kitty. There’s one for a small kitty, big kitty and bigger kitty!”
Me – In silent stitches, “Yup.”
My husband and I just let it go, deciding not to explain and enjoy the way our son’s mind works.
Example 2: Yesterday I was in the kitchen and my son was in the front room about to finish a puzzle. Here’s what went down:
Son – “Ugh! What’s that smell!”
Me – “I dunno. I don’t smell anything. Did the dog fart and walk away?”
Son – “No, there’s no dogs over here.”
Me – “Well, did you fart?”
Son – “Yes. But I said, “Excuse me“!”
Sorry son, simply excusing yourself does not eradicate the stench emitted from your butt. I wish it did though. Furthermore, this explains why when I’m standing in the kitchen and he’s in the bathroom I hear an exasperated, “Excuse me!” after he dumps out. I love my boy!
These are the moments that I must write down because I don’t want to forget them, which I inevitably will, but sharing these stories with you helps keep them alive a little longer.
I hope the little ones in your life are keeping you in stitches too!
Colleen, a very amused mommy