Wednesday, February 01, 2012

More Michael

The thing about three-year-olds is that they are just funny creatures. At a little past (age) seven, Harper is saying lots of interesting things, but there are fewer and fewer times when she says something that immediately makes me burst out laughing. Michael, on the other hand...

He made a penguin today in preschool. The children were given construction paper pieces to place and glue as they saw fit. Michael's preschool teachers are very good about letting the children do their own work and most of the penguins still came out looking like penguins. Michael made a nice penguin face, but the rest of the project did not even remotely resemble a penguin. I asked him about it on the way home and he told me he moved the pieces around so it would look like a person with a "butt" and the other thing* he and his dad have in common! What?!

Tonight I went to get something out of the bedroom and I noticed that Michael was still awake. He asked me if I would sing him some songs so we sat together in the rocking chair for a bit. His requests were not very bed-timey though, "Wheels on the Bus," "I Had a Little Turtle," and something he calls, "The Backwards Alphabet Song."

I sang and then we chatted a bit and came around to the topic of St. Patrick's Day. I was trying to explain how we celebrate when Michael's eyes got wide and he turned to me, asking, "Is he a guy that leaves treats in our house while we're sleeping?!"

I was sorry to tell him no, but not as sorry as I would have been to have to explain to Matt why we were going to have to leave St. Patrick's Day presents for the children...

*I'm not shy about naming body parts - I'm just considering search engines.

3 comments:

CARRIE said...

Even though preschoolers are maddening at times, they do say the funniest things. And I miss that about having a bigger kid now.

Chris said...

So, so funny, he is! And so smart about the search engine...you think of everything.

bluedaisy said...

Sometimes, the explanation of the craft project is even better than the craft itself. Love your little guy :)