I’ve probably posted about this before, but we are very much in the midst of a very black and white phase with our toddler so the fun just keeps on coming. At this point, if something is called by a name or word that she doesn’t agree with, you will get an earful.
Nice woman waiting in line at the elevator with us: Ohh what a pretty ribbon you have there.
Aadie: It’s NOT a ribbon. It’s a BOW.
Woman (who was very nice about it): Oh, my…. well I will not make that mistake again! I like your bow!
Luckily for us we are not alone in this phase. We were at our friends house for an impromptu playdate and the kids (ages 2 and 4) were playing on an inflatable water slide. My daughter was a little hesitant to go down the slide from the top but was having a blast when I tossed her half way up and let her slide down into the little pool at the bottom. The kids were doing a great job taking turns and after a few turns Aadie began saying “my turn! Just to the middle, mama!”. She was doing great so I sneakily kept putting her higher and higher on the slide in hopes that she would realize that it was fun to slide from the top. Well the 4 year old caught me red handed and turned to his mom and said:
UH…Well, that wasn’t really the middle. It was more like the top….
We all got a good laugh out of it… and he was very correct. It was more like the top!