Conversations with a 4 year old

Conversations with a 4 year old

Since it’s just a few days (scheduled delivery on Friday) until the birth of our daughter, and I am not feeling overly “writey”, I thought I’d share some of the conversations I have had with our 4 year old son in the last few weeks.  For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you’ve probably already seen these conversations posted in my status updates, so you can resume your previously scheduled activity… for the rest of you, I hope they bring a smile to your face as big as mine.

February 15, 2010:

Eli: I am giving this bell to Jack. Me: What about Payton? Eli: If I give her something then she will think she’s my girlfriend and I’m not ready for babies yet.

February 17, 2010:

Today as we were leaving Joann’s Fabrics, the older (65+) cashier said goodbye to Eli and he responded to her. Then as we exited the store, a similar looking lady was driving her car in front of the store. This prompted Eli to ask, “Just how fast can an old lady run???” (He felt these two ladies were the same person and clearly she could move.)

February 18, 2010:

Eli: I can talk in French. Me: Ok. Eli: Frenchy, frenchy, frenchy, french, french, french. Me: Sounds a lot like when you speak squirrel. You’ve been learning from Kuzco (from The Emporer’s New Groove) again haven’t you? Eli: Maybe. Hey, I can speak French squirrel! How cool is that?

February 19, 2010:

Eli: Mommy can I have some candy? Me: Not until after dinner. Eli (grabbing his Magic 8 ball and shaking it): Will mommy let me have candy now? Here read it mommy. Me: Very doubtful Eli: Well that just means I need to ask again.

(The above quote inspired another blog entry which I will be posting about later tonight.)

February 22, 2010:

Eli: Who is calling you? Me: Her name is Jill. Eli: Is she calling to ask if she can play with me? Because I can be ready as soon as I go potty. Me: Well, this is a grown up Jill. Eli: That’s ok – grown ups need to play too, right?

February 26, 2010:

Eli: Mommy, lick your hand. Now start here (forehead) and drag it back over your hair. And then you say, “Now that’s what I call handsome.” Me: Umm, I don’t think I am going to lick my hand. Eli: Ok fine, but you won’t be handsome. Me: I can live with that.

March 3, 2010:

Eli: Want me to pet your hair? Me: Sure. [He begins to do so really really fast.] Me: Gentle! Mommy has a headache. Eli: I only have two speeds – fast and super fast. Maybe when I am as old as you I will have a slow speed. Me: Oh, you can count on it, mister!

Eli: Can I have some marshmallows? Me: Yes, you know where they are? Eli: Yes! [Off he goes to get them. 5 minutes later, he gives me the bag and says he’s had enough.] Me: You can put these back. You know where they go. Eli: I regot (how he says forgot) where they go. Me: (Raised eyebrow) Really? Eli: Well that’s not gonna work, huh? Me: Nope.


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2 Responses to “Conversations with a 4 year old”
  1. sounds like your son is quite a character:) I love the one where he tells you that he only has two speeds, fast and super fast. Four year olds always seem to be on super fast mode. God gives us humor when we most need it. Pregnancy can sometimes be a trying, and tiring time. At least you have comic relief:)


  2. Dena Dyer says:

    I love little boys! I have a 5 y-o that keeps me in stitches. 🙂 Welcome to High Calling Blogs, Jessica. I’m the community editor for family blogs so I’ll be stopping by occasionally. I hope you’ll find HCB to be a warm, thoughtful, fun place.


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