It seems 3-year-olds oscillate at high frequency between being hysterically funny and unbelievably frustrating.
Thankfully, today was more the former for the first day in a while, so it seemed worth memorializing just a few of the many humorous moments of the afternoon.
Alaythia, yelling as she runs through the house: Charlie, where are you? Charlie?? Mommy, where is my friend Charlie?
me: Charlie’s not here honey, he’s at his house.
Alaythia: But MOMMY! I need to find him so I can get married with him!! Maybe I can talk to Mama Keren.
me: trying not to laugh
Kabyn: You guys can just be friends for a while. It’s more fun to be friends than to be married when you’re little.
Alaythia, looks sulky and unhappy about this verdict
Alaythia, out of nowhere over dinner: Mommy, Christmas trees are like people. They have bellies and peepees and buns.
me: ummmmm… this might be beyond my knowledge of science
me, foolishly continuing anyhow in an explanation of plant biology that culminated in: So trees sort of have buns and peepees all over their needles.
Alaythia: laughing hysterically
Kabyn, also laughing: Alaythia, if you decide to say anything about this at preschool when you are learning about trees, please make sure to say “My mommy told me…”
me: Alaythia, your last day of school for the year is tomorrow
Alaythia: Daddy, I’m done with school now!
me: I said for the YEAR.
Alaythia: I’m done with school! Me and Daddy are done with school!
me: sorry… no one is done with school just yet…
Alaythia, as she tries to remove a sticker from the bottom of Kabyn’s sock: I think I need help getting this sticker off. I need someone big, and strong, and in a blue shirt, who’s a boy. Yes, that’s who I need.
Kabyn, fitting description perfectly, laughs.