My conversations with Eli these days often make me laugh out loud. I love these insights into how his mind works. Here's two great recent conversations:
Eli sees the Happy Birthday card he made for Michael's birthday on the wall.
Eli, singing: "Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you, Mama."
Mama: "Do you know when my birthday is? It's in December just like yours."
Eli: "We get presents!"
Mama: "Yes, that's right. We get presents on our birthdays."
Eli: "Get presents right now?"
Mama laughs. "No, we aren't going to get any presents right now. December is really far away."
Eli ponders this for a moment, and then gets this I-can-solve-that-problem look on this face.
"Let's drive there!"
Not that all of our conversations are about presents, but this one also happens to also fall into that category:
Daddy: "Do you want to sit on your potty, Eli?"
Eli: "Get a present?"
Daddy: "If you pee or poop in your potty, you will get a present, yes."
Mama: "Do you want Mama to sit on the toilet while you are on the potty?"
I hope this isn't too much information: Mama pees.
Eli yells: "Daddy, Mama get a present now!"