Here are some fun conversations between me and LP:
Setting: At the park. I am sitting on a platform on the playground that is about chest-high for LP – he needs to boost himself up with his hand to climb up.
LP: Mommy, let’s get down and play!
Me: OK (hops down)
LP: I have to back down on my tummy (demonstrates by scootching down on his tummy to get his feet closer to the ground)
Me: That’s right. Good job getting down safely.
LP: You just get down by jumping off.
Me: That’s right. Someday you’ll be bigger and you can get down that way.
LP: Someday I’ll have a BIG butt like you! Then I can get down that way too!
Setting: We are headed out the door to go to the library. I’m making sure I’ve got everything, including my black tea, because without it I might fall asleep while we are walking.
Me: LP, can you hold my drink for a minute while I get the bag of cheerios? Don’t drink it – it is Mommy’s tea (code for caffeinated). (Note: this is an example of how frazzled I was. I gave my child a caffeinated drink and then told him not to drink it. Doh!)
I go inside, get the cheerios, and then come back out. LP hands me my drink
LP: You’re drink tasted good.
Me: Did you drink some??!!
LP: (with hands held out as if placating a large animal) Mommy, calm down!!
On another note, IP has figured out how to make the fart clock work. It is exactly what it sounds like – a clock that makes fart noises every hour. There is a button on the back that you can use to “test out” each different fart noise (there are 12). IP found this button as delightful as her brother does. Sigh.