"Mom, how much does everybody love you?"
"I don't know, how much?"
Throws his arms wide to his sides, "This much."
"How much do I love you, Mom?"
"I don't know...how much?"
Throws his arms wide to his sides, keeps going, wraps them around his back as far as possible.
"Mom, I had-ed a dream of three guys and they were the big guys and other guys were the little guys. And their names were Fyder, because he flied, Lieder, because she lies all the time, and Kadinder. He is one of the big ones."
"Mom, I haded a dream that I had a dinosaur pet friend. And he was a T-Rex an' he letted me slide down his back! And he only kiwed bad guys. And he ated dinosaur food. You buy it at the dinosaur store."
"That was a Transformer song, mom. And it had a girlfriend in it."
The mom who drove him to school this morning said, "I listened to the Transformer song at full blast all the way to school. Half way through, he stops and says "It's a long song" and then keeps going."
"I want a mouse from Grandma Susan. And I want to say there’s mices at the pet store. And I want a lot of more presents for my burfday.And den I will need a... want a...um... a Bat Cave and Batman and Robin.
"I already need one mouse, but my friend already got one. I want three mices for my burfday. One is gonna be the brother and the second one is gonna be the sister and the fird one is gonna be the other sister. No, the fird one is gonna be the husband, atchewally.
I want three. Grandma can you get them fer my burfday? But my burfday is gonna be for (in) a long time.
Can you? I want one from the pet store. I want three mices right now."
"Ok. But don't forget to bring our camping beds. And a towel. And my bathing suit. And some clothes for me to wear. And a picture to put on the wall and my toys and my Spiderman costume. And food. And my blanket. Okay, Mom?"
"Well, we will bring just what we need, there's going... to be lots to do there."
"Mom are you going out?" "Yes." "With your friend?" "Yes." "Are you gonna hang out?" "Yep!" "Outside?" "No, babe, we're going in her car and we're going to go to a restaurant." "Oh! You're going to Bobs!" (As in Bob's Big Boy)
Kid was in the back yard blowing an obnoxiously loud whistle. I heard him singing, so opened the window to hear, "Wake up, wake up, wake up the flowers! Toot Toot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up, wake up, wake up the grass, Toot Toot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
One four year old boy in Spiderman pajamas. Cute. Says a lot of funny shit. Will kick you in the arm really hard while you try to use your laptop. Laughs when you protest. First come, first served. No refunds. No exchanges.
"Morningtime, morningtime I'm so tired I wanna sleep more then a monster came in my room and then I forgot to wake up and then my mom and daddy got him away and then I wanted to sleep more and then the end!"
Took Colin to the doctor today. "Which ear hurts, Colin?" she asked. He pointed to his left. "And I have a skeleton in my body and a blue heart and a baby in my tummy. But it doesn't look like a fish!"
My husband asked my son if he needed to pee. My kid was wearing a headset and misunderstood - he thought his dad was asking him for help in the bathroom. He shouted over the music to his Dad, "No! You're big enough! You can go by yourself!"
"Be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued."
- John Holt
I get the point, and it's a beautiful one. But I guess my question is...would I tell another adult, whose good opinion and affection I valued, to quit choking the dog and please put his pants and underwear back on before going outside? And how much would I value the opinion of an adult who tried to kill my pets and flash his bum to the neighbors? Anyway. Food for thought.