Conversations with a 3 Year Old
Three-year-olds can try your patience from time to time (okay fine, on a daily and/or hourly basis), but you’ve got to admit they’re pretty hilarious people to have around. They’re even better than comedians, because 99% of the time they’re not even trying to be funny.
Here’s a few actual real-life conversations I’ve had recently with Caroline, for your laugh-out-loud pleasure:
Caro: Mama, do you know what “important” means?
Me: Yes, I do. What do you think it means?
Caro: Um, I think it means when you have to get out of the tub right away and go potty.
Me: You’re right, that is important.
Me: Caro, time for bed.
Caro: No, mama! I’ll email you when I’m ready.
Me: Uh, this is not a business proposition.
Caro: Pass me that iPad.
Caro: I want veggie sticks.
Me: I want a million dollars.
Caro: Well, you can’t have a million dollars, Mama. You need to have five dollars first.
Me: Caroline, you have no idea how right you are.
(It’s 6am, and Caroline runs into my room, completely naked.)
Caro: I want Cheerios!
Me: What?… Why are you naked?
Caro: (disgustedly) Because everything tastes better naked, Mama.
Me: What did you learn in preschool today?
Caro: (sings) The flowers are all gone, it’s still wintertime, it’s not spring yet, there’s no animals anywhere.
Me: Wow, that’s pretty dark.
Caro: I don’t make the rules, Mama. I just follow them.
Caro: (yelling from other room) Mama! Come see what I did in here!!
Me: Am I gonna like it?
Caro: Uh, I doubt it.
(In case you were wondering, she had mixed the pieces from three puzzles together “to make one big, beautiful puzzle”.)
Me: Caro, use your fork like a big girl.
Caro: I never expected to be a big girl, Mama.
Me: Well babe, me either, but here we are.
Yup, no matter how much they can drive you crazy, preschoolers are funny little people. Any hilarious conversations with your little ones you’d like to share in the comments? Feel free! I mean, we’re parents… we could all probably use a good laugh.