Tiny Talk Tuesday
While in the car on our way to pick up some take-out for dinner, we spotted a police car on the side of the road with lights flashing. Two cars were stopped in front of the cruiser.
Me: Look L, there’s a police car!
L: Ooooh, somebody’s in trouble!
Me: Maybe. Maybe not – maybe there was an accident and the policeman will help them out.
L: Yeah, maybe somebody peed on the road!
I totally bit my tongue to avoid saying that the next time she had an accident on the floor that maybe I should call the police.
After I got off the phone with my Mom, the Lorax and I were playing playdoh and had this conversation:
L: Maybe we can ask Grammie to come to dance class on Friday.
Me: We did ask Grammie but remember your dance class is on Tuesday and Grammie has to work on Tuesdays.
L: Maybe if we ask nicely she’ll come to dance class…
This conversation happened while we were changing her pull-up:
L: Mommy, this princess is getting undressed!
Me: What? I don’t think so…
L: No, she is! She’s getting undressed!
Me: Let me see.
This character is on a kid’s meal watch.
My dad asked L who it was.
L answers, It’s a piece of cake!
Overheard (and so glad I had my camera phone nearby):
“Jackson – now you look like a princess!”
On Monday morning we went in to get up the Lorax. As usual, she requested that her daddy read to her – a “Finding Nemo” book where you have to find items in each of the pictures. A few pages in the Lorax asks, “Where’s Nemo’s Mommy?”
Thinking to myself, shooting a look at my husband, eyebrows raised, I am so NOT ready to have this conversation with my 2.5 year old!
We told her this is a book about daddies and the baby. Nemo’s mommy isn’t in the book.
I’m still feeling unsettled about the whole thing. (Note to self: No Time For Flashcards has some good book leads… future reference)
Linking up to Not Before 7 & “Tiny Talk Tuesday”
The Lorax has been quite verbal for the past year or so. We are getting to a point where it dawns on her dad or myself when talking with her that Holy Chickens, We are having an actual conversation with her – not just us telling her something, or her saying a few words here and there to express what she wants. She talks nonstop – usually along the lines of “Daddy, I open the door for you. Don’t forget your id and lunch. After work we go to the park. I’ll meet you there on saturday with friends. Jackson will bark at you.”
Today she really made me giggle (and pause, OMG she’s getting to be a real KID! Why does that surprise everyone, me included? She is a person, not a pet!) so I decided to participate in Tiny Talk Tuesday – I hope this will be a good way to keep track of those silly things kids say.
So, this morning the Lorax is drawing and coloring – she’s been getting pretty good writing Ls and we’re starting to see some circles, but mostly it’s scribbles and she tells me what it is. Today she shouted out to me, “Mommy, I draw a diaper!” –
What do you know? That’s not half bad!! 🙂