I’ve got to write some of these down, they are just too funny….

Scene – driving to daycare
Redman: Hey, look at the car over there, Mom
Me: Oh…yeah, that’s a blue car
Redman (with disgust): No, it’s a Honda

Scene – breakfast, talking about Lindsey coming to sleep over and there will be pizza and root beer floats
Redman: Oh yeah, root beer, I love root beer, you don’t love root beer, Dad, do you, no, you don’t because it has too much sugar, right, but I love root beer, I love root beer more than I love chocolate malted milkshakes that Nino makes…
(Sometimes he has these stream of consciousness monologues)

Scene – driving to daycare, I have forgotten to bring my Ipod so he is bereft of his Backyardigan songs
Redman: But I WANT them
Me: I’m sorry, honey, I don’t have my Ipod
Redman: I WANT THEM (clenching fists, kicking the back of my seat)
Me: I know you want them but I’m sorry, I don’t have them
Redman: Sorry is for bad things!
Me: What?
Redman: “I’m sorry” is for bad things like punching people! When I ask for music you say YES!

Scene – long time ago, dinner table, among other things we are having mixed veg and biscuits for dinner. Redman is listing and demonstrating all his good behavior skills.

Redman: …and then I sit at the table. And then I eat my vegetables (eats spoonful of veg). And then I eat my…(has biscuit in his hand but clearly does not know what it is called)…I eat my crunch.

Since then, from time to time, you’ll hear one of us sing-songing “…And then I eat my VEG-tables….and then I eat my CRUNCH….”


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