So, without further ado...
Conversations with my 3 (almost 4) year old lately....
A lesson on anatomy
M: Daddy told me you had some of his cereal for breakfast today.
A: Yeah, it was good. It went into my tummy and then it's going to come out of my pooper.
A lesson on modesty
during her first big girl shower
M: *peeks in curtain to make sure she's getting all the shampoo out of her hair*
A: No mommy, close the curtain! You can't see me naked!
A lesson on recognition
D: Aria, look at this cool bottle (*shows Aria a beer bottle shaped like Buddha*)
A: Daddy, is that you?
A lesson on birds of prey
A: Mommy, what are those birds up there?
M: I think they're vultures, honey.
A: Vultures? Well what do they eat (the most important part of learning about new animals is knowing their diet apparently)
M: Vultures eat dead animals.
A: Eww, that's gross! How did those animals die?
M: Sometimes they die because they're super old, sometimes because they're sick, and sometimes because they get hit by cars.
A: Yeah, and then the vultures eat them. I think dead animals are gross, but vultures think they're yummy. MMM!
A lesson on the weather
A: Mommy, are those rain clouds?
M: Yes, they are.
A: But it's not raining.
M: That's correct.
A: Why aren't they raining yet?
M: Because they're not ready to rain yet.
M: Ugh...because sometimes rain clouds just aren't ready yet.
A: Look, I see those clouds moving! I bet when they move over there (points across the road) then they'll be ready to rain.
*later on same car ride*
A: Look mommy, those rain clouds are moving away, and it didn't rain. Why not?
M: Well, I'm not sure honey. I guess those clouds just didn't want to rain today.
A: Then they're not rain clouds, mommy, just grey clouds. How do you know if grey clouds are rain clouds?
M: Um.....I don't really know honey.
A lesson on Heaven (and priorities)
M: Aria, do you understand what happened to that little girl [on that Star Trek episode we just watched]?
M:....so, what happened to her?
A: She died.
M: That's right. And then where did she go?
A: To Heaven.
M: That's right.
A: But we're not ever going to die.
M: Well honey, as sad it is, everybody dies eventually. But not until they're super super super old.
A: But I'm not going to die. I don't want to go to Heaven.
M: Oh honey, some day, a LOOOOONG time from now, like when you're 100 years old, you might die. And honey, you definitely want to go to Heaven.
A: But they don't have toys in Heaven.
M: Sure they do! They have more toys in Heaven then you've ever seen.
A: OK...but I bet they don't have my shows, so I don't want to go.
Have a pleasant Thursday!