For reasons that are not quite clear to me, Benjamin has taken to counting syllables in words and phrases. He’s great at it, gotta give him that.
Becca wants to dye her hair blonde. Mommy compromised with some highlights. It came out a bit Bride-of-Frankenstein-ish, but still cute. She’s happy with it - she got compliments from her friends at school - but I can see the wheels starting to turn in prep for her next pitch at doing the whole thing.
Becca and I are watching this video and she goes, “Rock and roll? Yeah, rock and roll Christmas!”
That’s my girl. ;-)
Out of nowhere, Benjamin comes to me and starts reciting/solving basic addition problems:
3 + 1 = 4
4 + 5 = 9
Way to go!
So I’m in the grocery store, running down my shopping list. Milk, bread, etc. Down at the bottom, I find that someone has added an extra item: “Toys”. Wonder how that got there? Becca, looking at you. ;-)
Benjamin, while playing a difficult online video game: “This game is impossible!”
First time I heard him use that word. Pretty funny…
So, Benjamin is looking at YouTube videos and he says, “Daddy, some day, I want to go see an tock tick.”
I don’t quite make out what he is saying. “A what? A tock tick?”
“No, an tock tick. And penguins, ” Benjamin explains patiently.
Desperately scrambling for what he could possibly be thinking, I come up empty. “Benjamin, I have no idea what you are talking about,” I confess.
Now irritated at my stupidity, Benjamin petulantly replies, as if dealing with an idiot child, “You know. Penguins. In the Antarctic.”
I’m pleased with his ambition. Now I just got to get that kid some diction lessons. And a smarter Daddy.
Becca: “I really like Baby Alive. Daddy, will you buy it for me?”
Daddy: “Maybe someday, sweetie.”
Becca: “Aaaw, ‘someday’ means ‘never’.”
After a big meal.
Daddy: “Oy, I’m full.”
Becca: “Full of what?”