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My Continuing Conversations with an Almost 2 yr old

June 18, 2013

YESTERDAY MORNING

ME: Hey Zachary, do you want to hear some stories? How about “The Umbrella”.

ZACHARY: Yes.

ME: (I start reading) Hey, little Carlos, where are you going with your umbrella? To see the

ZACHARY: (interrupts) Doggie.

ME: To see the animals in the cloud forest.

ZACHARY: (pointing at the page) Doggie, doggie.

ME: That is actually a cow, Zachary. I’ll start over. Hey, little Carlos, where are

ZACHARY: Doggie! Doggie!

ME: (looking closer at the picture). Nope, no doggie there or behind the cow. Just a cow. No doggie.

ZACHARY: DOGGIE!!! DOGGIE!!!

ME: No doggie, cow. I can see how you would think it is a doggie because the picture kind of looks like one but it is a cow. Hey, little Carlos

ZACHARY: DOGGIE!!! DOGGIE!!!DOGGIE!!! DOGGIE!!!

ME: Fine, whatever, it is a doggie. Hey, little Carlos, where are you going

ZACHARY: DOGGIE!!! DOGGIE!!!

ME: I really don’t care. It is a doggie.

ZACHARY: No cow, doggie, doggie.

ME: It really does not matter. Hey, Carlos, where are you going with that

ZACHARY: DOGGIE!!! DOGGIE!!!

ME: Fine, doggie. Hey, Carlos, where

ZACHARY: Doggie, doggie….

LATER THAT NIGHT

WIFEY: Hey, little Carlos, where are you going with your umbrella? To see the animals

ZACHARY: No doggie, cow.

WIFEY: To see the animals in the cloud forest

ZACHARY: No doggie, no doggie. Cow, cow!!!

WIFEY: animals in the cloud forest, Papa.

ZACHARY: Cow, cow! No doggie.

WIFEY: To see the animals in the cloud

ZACHARY: No doggie.

WIFEY: Right, okay. Hey, little Carlos

ZACHARY: Cow. no doggie.

ME: I can see our conversation from this morning paid off.

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