Having a three year old brings about all sorts of interesting conversations about how the world is. He’s intelligent and smart but doesn’t have any experience with anything that is happening around him and he desperately wants to understand everything. The questions he asks can be startling and hilarious and so I decided that I’d start a series on the things my son says for posterity sake and also, I hope, for some entertainment to you all.
Since the things he says generally come without a single stitch of context I won’t worry about trying to put them in context for you.
In the kitchen
Avery “I want foooooood”
Me “Be patient with me buddy, I’m cooking it.”
Avery “I don’t want shents with you, I want FOOOOOOD.”
Car Talk. This conversation happened twice, two days in a row almost to the word.
Avery “Daddy’s a man?”
Me “Yes, Daddy is a man and I’m a woman.”
Avery “You a woman? And you turned INTO a mommy?”
Me “Ugh, I can’t STAND Micheal Buble, skipping this song!”
Avery “You don’t like, what?”
Me “Oh just a guy that sings…I don’t like his singing so I’m skipping it.”
Avery “The guy? What guy?”
Me “The guy who was just singing on here.”
Avery “Singing? There’s not a guy singing.”
Me “I KNOW, but he was, I skipped it.”
Avery “Uh, Mommy, I don’t know what you talkin’ ’bout.”
Around the House
Avery “Thank you Mommy, you saved me!”
Me “Yeah? From what?”
Avery “The chair….I guess.”
Avery “Eli wants a hug..I mean it.”
Avery “Say it mommy, say ‘I love you’ ah me.”
Me “I love you.”
Avery ” I love you too, mommy”
He never just says I love you back, he always makes sure to add the mommy on the end. It kills me.
As you might have guessed, his knew phrases (which he practices heavily) are….
I mean it.
Using the word ‘saved’ in context.
The ideas he’s beginning to understand are, defining everyone from boy, girl, man, woman and adult. It’s hard to educate him much because he’s in a house where mommy is the only girl and mommy is mommy, NOT a girl. All his animals are boys except the one that he calls mommy….Sponge Bob’s mommy to be exact.