July 11, 2014
The kids were on a roll today…
Drying Duncan off after his bath, he asked, “Do seals go to preschool?”
“Do seals go to preschool?” I echoed, uncertain if I had heard him correctly.
“Yes!” he said, as if I was the one who had asked the question to begin with. “Yes, they do.”
“Yep. You just never noticed because their preschools are underwater.”
Wyatt learned how to do a front flip off a diving board today. I congratulated him on his new accomplishment, but that was not enough for him…
To the lifeguard: “Hey, Lifeguard, what did you think of my flip?”
To a group of teenagers: “Did you see that? I did a flip! Want me to do another one? Okay, I’m going to go over to the board now. Don’t look away! Maybe you should move your chairs closer to the pool so you can see better.”
To a family walking past: “Want to see something cool? Stay right there! Hold on! I’m going to show you something… [runs to diving board and flubs his flip, landing smack on his back] Ow! Ow! Ow! Wait, where are you going? That wasn’t it! Hold on! Come back! I didn’t even show you yet!”
To an boy who stood behind him in line for the board: “I don’t know what it is, but I just like showing off for older kids.”
Milo was having fun goofing around with my mom, shrieking and running across the kitchen to give her big hugs. When I went to take him away so we could go pick up the other kids from camp, he protested, saying, “No! My want to stay with Didi! My not yuv you anymore, Mommy! My on’y yuv Didi. Him’s my fav’rit.”
Duncan wanted to watch a particular movie he had seen last year when we came to visit my parents… but he just couldn’t quite remember the name of it.
“I want to watch Shiggy!” he said.
“Shiggy?” I said.
“Yeah, Shiggy! I mean, Shiggy Shiggy… um, Shiggy Shiggy Boom Boom!”
And then he pulled ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ off the shelf.
“Did you know elephants in real life aren’t actually as big as you think?” Wyatt said.
“Really?” I said.
“Yep. Most of them are just my size. The biggest ones are a little bit taller than you are.”
“That’s not true.”
“Yes, it is! They just look bigger in the photos.”