Monday, July 05, 2010

But WHY!!!


Caleb's been quite obsessed with "matching" (rhyming) words lately. It all started a few weeks ago when I sent Doug and Caleb out to get me a blizzard from Dairy Queen (half price blizzards = pregnant woman heaven). While they were waiting in the drive thru line, Caleb all of a sudden exclaimed: "Hey! Blizzard and Lizard! (which sounds more like wizard coming from him) They MATCH!" Ever since then, he wants to come up with matching words with me. Sometimes he gets a bit cheeky and asks me if two very unalike words match... and when I say the don't match, what does he ask? "But why?" Hundreds of times a day I struggle to answer that question-- if I don't provide an adequate answer I often have a frustrated 2 year old on my hands. So last night as we were driving Caleb asks, "House and dirty... do they match Mommy?" Nope, they don't match. But why? he asks. Struggling to find a decent response that will avoid him getting frustrated with me I finally say, "Caleb, those words don't sound the same and they are two different kinds of words-- one is a noun and the other is an adjective." The car is quiet. After a long moment of silence Caleb says, "That was a really good answer Mommy."

11 comments:

kelly ens said...

SO cute! :)
and i agree...that WAS a good answer!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Elissa! Posting twice in three days! I needed my cute Caleb story fix this morning and you supplied! We miss you. Enjoy your time at home!

Gloria

Melissa said...

That is an excellent answer! You are a smart mom :)

Anonymous said...

I have been chuckling about this last post all afternoon, Can hardly wait to come in Aug. Love Nana

Bonnie said...

Love it! You're brilliant :)

Janelle said...

haha! that put a HUGE smile on my face! :)

Team Siebert said...

Haha! That's hilarious!

Dan and Lynn said...

Haha! Too cute:)

Melissa Davis said...

hahahaha!
Such a sweet kid!

I love that you're blogging again :)

Trev and Rebekah said...

That is AWESOME!

You up for a play date some time this week or next? And we'd love to book a date to have you guys down for supper at the beginning of Aug when Samir is gone for the month and before your baby comes.

GSFALK said...

It was so fun to catch up, reading your last few blogs - we enjoyed the pics and stories. S.