I had such a stack of quotes from my kids stored up, that I have another two posts worth of them. These are mostly for our family, but maybe they’ll give someone else a smile or two.
JP (age 3): You go!
Me: No, I’m not going. I’m ironing.
JP: You Ironman?
Little E misread the name on the popsicle box. She said, I’m having “Mute Maid.” My thoughts: will “you are what you eat” work in this case?
When JP first started drawing, he decided to go the easier route. Instead of that tricky task of drawing items, he just drew and then described what it was afterwards, not unlike what many people do when they look at clouds. It’s a lot easier that way, although you might end up with some strange drawings: “This is a squished hot dog in two fires,” or “This is a broken square tree,” or even “This is a tree house picking up a bag.”
JP has been working on his letter sounds. He’s getting close, but I think he was still a little confused when he said, “V is for Bolcano!”
Little E figured out what highways were. She exclaimed one day, “I know why it’s called a highway! There are a lot of houses on it, so everybody can say hi as you go by!”
I saw that JP had a little piece of something on him, so I asked, “What do you have on your head?” JP at first just said, “Huh? Nothing,” but after a few seconds, he answered, “I’ve got hair!” Oh, silly me, that’s what it is!
One day, JP noticed the length of his big toes and was surprised. He said, “I have finger toes!”
The difference between boys and girls:
Little E: Look horses! I want to marry them!
Mr. C: I already shot them.
On our drive from Tennessee to Texas, we talked about Mississippi. JP was frankly quite tired of driving, and quickly grabbed at a chance: “I want to go to Mrs. Sippi’s house! Can we go to her house??”
JP’s logical name for a skunk: stinkmunk.