Talking to a toddler is a lot like talking to a foreigner new to the English language – they take everything literally.
Tuesday, January 11 – I was changing Charlotte’s diaper downstairs when I heard some banging around upstairs. I immediately wondered what Bailey was getting into. I finished changing Charlotte, and then she and I walked over to the stairs to investigate what Bailey was doing. As we were walking down the hall, I noticed that Trenton was nowhere around. Uh-oh, Bailey must not be the only one upstairs! I yell for Trenton, and he walks over to the top of the stairs just as Charlotte and I are getting to the bottom. I tell Trenton that he is NOT supposed to be going upstairs by himself. He looks over, points at his sidekick, and exclaims, “Bay!!!”. Okay, the kid got me; he was not by himself!
Wednesday, January 12 – CAUTION: If your toddler smears oatmeal all over his hands, do not tell him to wipe up. He will take you literally and wipe the oatmeal up into his hair!
Definitely not a dull moment in this house!