1. “Look, Mama! There’s another digger at the instruction site.”
1b) “Let’s go see Auntie Beth in her impartment.”
1c) “Why do you have a doctor’s impointment?”
2. “I just typed a lot of prepostrophes.”
3. “When are we going to cook something on the barbecube?”
4. “Can we play Trevor Pursuit?”*
5. While playing Kingdom Rush: “We’re going to need some more guys in our infantreat.”
6. Having just run super-fast down the hill: “That was pretty runny!”
7. Regarding a tangled-up headphone cord: “Look at this big discussion!”
8. After I answered for the second time that the toothpaste the dentist gave us was “gentle mint” flavour: “This should be Daddy’s toothpaste because he’s a gentlemint.”
*Between Daddy, me, and Auntie Em, we have taught him to play something approximating Trivial Pursuit. Sometimes we make up the questions, and sometimes we ask real ones but make them all multiple-choice. Today he found a question card out of its box and asked me this one:
“Mama, what’s the answer to the pink question: Is it John Louise, Christopher Hoo-Fonz, or Bird Flack?” I wish you could have heard the eloquent pauses between “Chris” and “topher”, “Hoo” and “Fonz”.
I did not guess right, but he was gracious about it.