I made Carson a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch and sat down to join him. As he was eating he was looking at the sandwich and I could tell there was some pondering going on in his little head. He looks up at me and and asks, "Do you know where peanut butter comes from?" And before I could answer he responds, "from peanuts."
"Yes, Carson very good." I say.
"And the jelly comes from jelly beans." he continued.
"No, guess again." I reply.
"Jelly fish?" he questioned. "No, it comes from grapes. Now what about the bread, where does that come from Carson?"
Luke has started this new thing with me. Whenever I drop him off at school or the child care at the gym he will wave at me and give me a wink with his eye. Lately, he's also been doing it at home. So in response I have been doing it back to him, but when I wink I always do it with my right eye, habit I guess. This apparently isn't the way to do it because he gets frustrated with me and says, "No mom - the other eye."
I am usually pretty good at giving the kids time updates for when we have to do something. For example, I will tell them they have 5 more minutes until it's time to clean up for dinner. Carson is starting to understand the concept of time, but not always. I have found him asking me if that means there is a lot of time left.
The other day I said to the boys that we will be leaving for the gym in one hour. (I don't know why I felt like I had to give that far in advance of a reminder, but any-hoo...) Carson asked, "Is that a long time?" And in response I put it in terms that a 6 year old could relate to. I said one hour is as long as it would take you to watch 2 Spongebob episodes. He understood.
I started the boys bath and went downstairs to finish up some laundry. I told the kids to get in the bath and I would be right up. They listened alright, but when I came back up to see what all the laughing was about I see them in the bath with their swim trunks on. Carson looked at me and asked, "Are you going to blog about this?"