Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Conversations with Three Year Old's Are Always Interesting (but sometimes also disturbing)

A little while after getting in trouble for poking Maya's eyes, this conversation transpired.

Me: Mateo, do we poke babies eyes?

Mateo: No. (thoughtful pause) Mommy, I poke Terry (daycare provider).

Me: You poked Terry?

Mateo: Yes.

Me: Oh. (Not really sure what else to say)

Mateo: I poke Kayleigh (child at daycare).

Me: (skeptically) Oooookay.

Mateo: Mommy, I wanna poke Kayleigh.

Me: Well, Kayleigh might not like to be poked. Just like the baby doesn't like to be poked. It's generally not a good idea to poke people.

Mateo: Mommy, I wanna poke cars. I wanna poke car's eyes.

Me: Okay. You can poke car's eyes. You can even poke Cowie's eyes. Just not the baby.

Mateo: Okay.

Me: Okay.



los cazadores said...

My conversations right now go like this:

Me: Olly, comes muy bien! Gracias, mijo!

Olly: ~Incoherent babble.~


The Knott Family said...

If you substitute "poke" with "hit", you transcribed a conversation that I have with Anna on a daily basis......including the parts where she says she hits kids at daycare or she wants to...

Rachel said...

At least he's being honest. I'd like to poke some people's eyes too :)

Scott said...

You know what's funny is that when we took him and Maya to the mall, he wanted to poke all the cars as we passed them. See, your kid really does listen to you!