Life with a 3 year old is never dull, and certainly not quiet. In fact, there are times when I think my head might just explode from the lack of quiet. But, in those moments of craze, Gavin often comes through with some awesome comic relief. I wish you could see his expressions and hear his voice. But, since you can't, I thought I'd give you a taste of what our daily conversations are like.
On weather: "Oh, where'd the sun go?" This is a literal question. He stares up at the sky and looks for it. When it comes out from behind a cloud, "Oh, there it is! I found it!" When it starts to rain, "We gotta get out of here! We don't want to get all wet!"
When something goes wrong: "Oh no, whatcha to do"
Struggles with pronouns: "My hungin" (hungry) "My tired" "My hurt me"
Everything really: "That's really funny!" "Peanut butter is really nummy"
Great ideas: "I have a good idea; let's have waffles!" or "I have a really good idea!" (Sometimes he just says that, and runs off to execute)
I'd say that about 50% of our discussions evolve around the characters in Toy Story: "Buzz and Woody, save the day!" "Mom, you're Buzz Lightyear" "Mom, Buzz says 'to infinity and beyond'" "Mom, Where's Woody's hat?" Even Old MacDonald has a Buzz Lightyear on his farm... Try singing that verse, "With a to infinity and beyond here, and a to infinity and beyond there"
Some kids ask "Why?" Gavin asks, "What's that for?" Imagine being asked that 50 or so times a day...
... and if not being asked that, how about "whatchoo doing?" "Dad, whatchoo doing down there?" "Mom, whatchoo doing?" "Whatchoo doing?" "Whatchoo doing?" "What's that for?" "What's that for?" "Whatchoo doing?"
He is an absolute nut and I absolutely adore him. I love hearing what's on his mind. He's our little comic, our dictator, and our sweetheart. He is silly and forces us to act silly. I think it's good to see life from a kid's perspective. It simplifies things, and often, you'll find that it can be improved with just a scoop of really nummy peanut butter.