We were outside... he was in glider singing and I was washing windows
Ethan: Rock a bye baby... Mom, what does rock a bye baby mean?
Me: It means rocking a baby to sleep
Ethan:Oh. Rock a bye baby, in a treetop. Hey Mom, what is a treetop?
Me: Its the top of the tree honey
Ethan. Ok. Rock a bye baby, in a treetop, when the wind blows... What is wind blows?
Me: Its when the wind blows, like this *make blowing sound*
Ethan. Huh. Rock a bye baby, in the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle with rock. Mom, what does cradle rock mean?
Me: It means the cradle, which is like a crib, is rocking the baby to sleep
Ethan: Rock a bye baby, in the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks. Mom! What is bough and why does it break?
Me: Its like that branch there *points*. I don't know why it broke.
Ethan: When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. OH NO! Mommy, the cradle fall! Is the baby hurt?
Me: No, I think the baby has lots of padding in the cradle. The baby is ok.
Ethan: When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall and down will come baby, cradle and all. Mom, what does the song mean?
Me: Oy, I'm not sure Ethan, its just a song.
While I was making dinner, Ethan proudly came in, announcing that he went poopy outside (he did, but he forgot to pull down his pants. Ew). I called Jason in for backup.
Me: Ethan, we do NOT poopy outside
Jason: This is so gross
Ethan: But Toby goes potty and poopy outside!
Me: Toby is a dog, you are a boy. Does Daddy go poopy outside?
Jason: Oh geez
Ethan: *thinking* Noooo... he goes in toilet
Jason: And that is where you should go buddy!
Me: People go potty and poopy in toilets, dogs go in the grass.
Ethan: But Toby goes potty and poopy outside, a lot!
Me: I know honey, but you are not a dog. Toby can't fit on the toilet and you can.
Ethan: Toby goes all the time in the grass
Jason and I: We don't really care where he goes, but we care where you go!
Ethan: Ok. Do I get a candy corn (his code for a treat) for going poopy?
Me: No hon, you didn't go in the toilet!
Ethan: Ohhhhh *pout*
This kid. He cracks me up.