As Josh gets older, his conversation skills get more and more sophisticated. He speaks like a little man, complete with hand gestures that bring to mind those that orators and old men use when making a point. He uses old-sounding expressions like "Why yes, sure, if you'd like to."
He also comes up with the most ingenious arguments sometimes that I just shake my head in exasperation (or reluctant admiration –depending on my mood). I told him once that maybe he’d make a good lawyer when he grows up, but he was adamant about wanting to be a chef. Maybe just as well.
After dinner the other night, he went and sat next to Chris on the couch, leaned into Chris oh so sweetly, looked up and --
Josh: Daddy, I swam all by myself in the shallow pool today and then I also swam in the big pool. That was so good, huh?Chris: Yes, Josh. That was really good.Josh: Okay, Daddy. Now can I play Mario (Wii)?
We were supposed to buy some ice cream and “surprise” Chris at dinner time.
When Chris left for work, Josh shouted after him, “Come home early okay? We’ll have surprise ice cream for you.”
Me: Josh, that was supposed to be a surprise. You don’t tell Daddy, otherwise it won’t be a surprise anymore.Josh: That’s okay, Mommy. I didn’t say ice cream; I said like ice cream. (Funny, but I didn’t hear that!)Me: Oh, really? So if you tell Daddy that he might have a surprise like ice cream, he won’t really know that there’ll be ice cream?Josh: Correct-o-mundo, Mommy.
Chris was playing Mario Kart Wii with Zoë's Mii tonight. Josh wanted him to play his Mii afterward, but it was almost their bedtime.
Chris: I'll play your Mii tomorrow, okay?
Josh: But Daddy, you have to play it now. I can't ask you tomorrow, because I will be too busy to ask. You have to play it now.
What do you think?