Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The W-word

Hello there! I hope you had a nice holiday on Monday. I was struggling for inspiration, and my sentiments on MLK Day are best described by the linked post.

Fortunately, in the land of 3 small boys, inspiration is always waiting in the wings.

For some time now, Bab-E Brother has been proficient in his use of the 2 important words for 2 year-olds: "No!" and "Mine!"

But having two older brothers also means that he's more likely to pick up other key words.

Most recently, this has been, of all things, the W-word: Why?

It baffles me to think that he's using this word correctly at times, but in emulating his brothers, he seems to have it right. He's figured out that if Mom-E or Dad-E answer some questions with "No", that sometimes you ask "Why?"

And fortunately, it has not been an antagonistic "Why? Why can't I stay up an hour past my bedtime playing with choo-choos and refusing to bathe?"

As an example, on the MLK holiday on Monday morning, Bab-E Brother heard a truck and asked "School bus coming?"



"No school for Big Brother today."

"Read truck again."



"We just read it 85 times, and it's bedtime now."

Methinks we're in trouble.

See you on Fatherhood Friday,

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