Me: Come on, Jay! Time to put your shoes on.
Jason: No! (laughs, runs into the kitchen and starts spinning in circles)
Me: Come on, it's better to have shoes on if you're going to spin. (Jason's sock-clad foot slips on the tile.) See? Shoes on.
Cooper: (sees the shoes in my hand and runs into the kitchen, jumping in circles)
Juliette: (laughing) It's like the orcas from yesterday. I bet if Jason worked at SeaWorld he could get the orcas to spin after he did that.
Jason: Orcas, orcas! (stops spinning) See Shamu?
Me: Oh, brother...
Jason: See Shamu? That way! (points)
Me: Not right now, buddy. But you can see your friends at school. After you put your shoes on.
Jason: Yeah! (runs to the garage door)
Shortly thereafter Jason had his shoes on and we were in the car. The garbage truck drove by and picked up our can just as we were leaving.
Jason: What that?
Me: That was the garbage truck.
Jason: See garbage truck again?
Me: OK, let's follow it.
Jason: Garbage truck! Garbage truck, garbage truck, garbage truck! (We pass the truck as it stops at a neighbor's house.) All done, garbage truck!
Me: Yeah, all done. Bye bye, garbage truck.
Jason: Bye bye! (pause) See Shamu? That way!
I miss stupid conversations like that. I'll probably miss the stupid ones I have now, except that now it's more like "Stop acting like me when I'm annoying." Payback is, indeed, a b*tch.
That is gorgeous.
We are battling with fruit at the moment - Toby is obsessed with it, which is great, but not if he eats 5 mandarins (it has happened) and no dinner. So we've been trying distraction techniques with varying success.
This is going to be a loooong childhood... :D