Sometimes, the things that pop out of E’s mouth make me think he was some kind of poet-guru in a previous life. Like his words have deep meanings that I don’t fully understand as a regular adult (or have forgotten from my own previous life).
Then again, maybe they’re just random.
1. “You know what happened? All the animals live underground now.”
“You know. All the animals. Mouses and lions and dinosaurs and ghosts. Like… giraffes and frogs. And turtles as well.”
2. Showing me his drawing: “It’s a treasure map! They’re seeking in their house for the treasure right now.”
“What is the treasure?”
“It’s a big red boot… with a ghost in it.”
3. Brandishing a hula hoop and knocking it against the backyard gate: “This used to be the old-fashioned way of opening gates.”
4. Looking at the sky with Daddy: “There’s a current of birds, flying to a special place in the sun.”
5. As I apply sunscreen to his arms: “Mmm. Smells like a soothing pool.”
6. Playing “I Spy” on the patio of a local cafe: “I spy something [sic] with my little eye, something that is red.”
“Is it something on the table?”
“No, it’s out there, in the deep world.”
7. We’ve told you about the arm-kissing. But we’ve discovered it’s even specialer than that.
“Daddy, I love my arm. It leaves at night.”
“Where does it go?”
“Just out.” Pause. “Daddy, what if it doesn’t come back?”
“Well, buddy, I can pretty much guarantee it’ll be there in the morning.”
**The next day**
“So, did your arm leave last night?”
“Where did it go?”
“Just exploring. It keeps the night safe for me.”