Monday, March 3, 2008

Two year olds say the darndest things!

Heard over the weekend:
  • "I play with balls at church" - after waking up from his nap. Apparently he had a lot of fun playing in the gym at church last weekend.
  • "Give me hug" - to the gas stations we pass in the car, the sea lions, the crocodile, and the stranger sitting on a bench at the zoo, and to both the bag girl and the checkout clerk at Publix. Apparently he made the checkout clerk's day by giving her a hug. How do you talk to a two year old about stranger danger?
  • "I hugs are nice" - after being told he couldn't hug the gas station.
  • "I popped" - After the balloon he got from the check out clerk popped.
  • "I shake it off" - as he's standing up after tripping over his own feet at the zoo.
  • "Are these pull-ups?" - while putting on his pulls ups after he wet his underwear.

But the best was in Publix Saturday afternoon. First some background.

Mess 1 has a Toddler's Bible that he reads every morning at breakfast while Daddy reads his Bible. It is not the most theologically sound thing around with its one page summaries of some of the "main" stories, but it's helping develop a habit which is its main purpose. On the front cover is a slightly characterized picture of a very WASPish Jesus with a bunch of animals and one or two of the disciples.

So Saturday afternoon we are in Publix. The boy is saying hi to pretty much everyone we pass, which is typical for him (he has zero fear of strangers, see the second bullet). As we are walking down one aisle we pass a tall man with brown eyes and very long brown hair pulled back in a pony tail. As we pass the first time Mess 1 simply waves and says "hi," and the man kind of smiles and keeps walking. Mess 1 then turns around in the cart to keep watching as the guy makes his way to the end of the aisle.

The next thing we know our little boy yells at the top of his lungs:


Needless to say we hurried out of the aisle.

And I think we are going to need to look for another toddler Bible. Suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. It could be worse. When my brother was little he yelled "Grandpa look, its Fat Albert" while pointing to some poor kid on a swing set.