Sometimes, he comes up with things all on his own that send me into an uncontrollable laughing fit. Not that long ago, he looked at me in all seriousness and said, "Momma, your booty is kind of big." Now, I might have been offended (How rude of him!) if he had not followed immediately with, "My booty is kind of big, too." Alright, so what you're saying is that, comparatively speaking, my booty and your booty are the same size? I'll take it! In fact, I'll celebrate this fact by eating a bowl of ice cream!
My son is also very adept at making up stories. There was the time he told me that his dad had chopped the dog's head off and then sewed it back on (He should really consider a career in veterinary surgery if he can perform those kinds of miracles at home!). When I asked him why Daddy did that, he simply replied, "Because he did." Good enough. (And, animal activists, please note that no animals were actually hurt. Just something my kid made up. Really. I checked the dog out; he's fine.)
The other day, however, I was wondering at what point do I become concerned about some of the things he says? Should I have been concerned when he took his straw out of his lemonade glass, held it up, and said, "Cheers with our beers, Mommy!"? Or, should I have been concerned when he opened up the cooler on the boat and said, "Ice cold beer! Who wants an ice cold beer!" baseball vendor style? (Yes, he's been to a few ball games lately. This isn't something I run around the house saying all the time.) Sure, it's cute to me, but at what point do I start expecting concerned phone calls from his preschool teacher?
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So, as a parent, I often wonder when we've crossed the line from funny things he says to things I really shouldn't let him repeat. I guess only time, and phone calls from day care, will tell.