As anyone with a preschooler might know there are many times where it seems like our kids are stuck on ‘repeat’. Much like an old record that had a scratch on it where it would repeat the same segment over and over again until you moved the needle.
In my house this sounds much like “I’m gonna, I’m gonna, I’m gonna, I’m gonna, I’m going to have breakfast.” or “Look at that, at that, at that, at that, at that, Fire station with garage doors”.
Any time we get into ‘skip’ mode I just wait for him to finish his thought or find the word and then try to figure out what it was he was saying after the fact.
Yesterday in the car we were talking about camping and how it meant to sleep outside. As usual a lot of questions followed and random statements from D-man of what he thought camping was.
“Camping is sleeping when it’s cold”
“Camping is taking your warm bed outside”
“Camping can only happen when it’s dark outside”
And other gems of wisdom from someone who last went camping 2 years ago. However, I’m fairly certain he doesn’t remember that trip at all.
The best words of wisdom that he had on that trip was the following statement:
“Camping can’t be camping without camping fires.”
The hubs and I looked at each other and laughed because, while the statement sounds weird, it’s the first correct sentence that actually makes sense that he said.
Ah, the joys of parenting and listening to the words of wisdom of young children.