Monday, April 04, 2011

Tot Talks: Conversations with a 2-Year-Old

Elliot has a growing vocabulary, and yet, talking to him is increasingly like trying to have a conversation with Tracy Jordan. Here's a sample.


CONVERSATION ONE:

Elliot was out playing in the backyard, and repeatedly called "HELP! HELP!" because he touched a prickly rosebush or got a piece of gravel in his shoe.

"Elliot, have you heard of the boy who cried wolf?"

"No."

"A boy kept saying a wolf was going to eat him. But it didn't."

"Why my eat a wolf?"

"No, you wouldn't eat the wolf. The wolf would eat you."

"HELP!"

CONVERSATION TWO:

"Elliot, we can't have an egg hunt now. Easter is three weeks away. Do you know how long a week is?"

"Yes."

"How long?"

"A dog's poo."

"What?"