Monday, November 05, 2007

real-life conversations with a two-year old

Below is an almost verbatim transcript of a few of the exchanges Evan and I enjoyed on the way to preschool today.

Him: “What time is it, Mommy?”

Me: “It’s 7:51.”

Him: “It’s NOT 7:51!”

Me: “Look, it’s really foggy outside today.”

Him: “No, it’s NOT really foggy outside.”

Him: “Can I hold my lunchbox?”

Me: “Sure. Just don’t unzip it please.”

(I instantly hear unzipping noises)

Me: “Please don’t open your lunch right now.”

Him: “I’m NOT opening my lunch!”


If I didn’t laugh about this? I WOULD CRY.


little miss mel said...

Wow, he sure has a statement and is sticking to it!

Let's just chalk it up to determination, which is such a strong personality trait for later in life, right?

Hope the laughter outweighs the tears...

Janssen said...

I think that's one of the things I find most frustrating about little childen - how can you possibly reason with someone who absolutely denis facts?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this post because it reminds me of my sweet little nephew... he SO does that "NOT" about everything!!! My poor sis... and you. ;)