Esmé (35 months) continues to entertain us...
Esmé: Do you want to hear my camel song?
Esmé: Do you want to hear me sing it?
Mommy: Yes, we're waiting.
Esmé: Maybe I need a pink piano to play.
Mommy: We don't have one.
Esmé: Can you go buy one?
Speaking of pink, pink makes EVERYTHING acceptable.
Esmé: Daddy, you have a beard!
Pappa: Would you like a beard, too?
Esmé: Only if it's a pink one.
Explaining the unexplainable...
Esmé: I can't find my purple pony!
Mommy: Where did you play with it last?
Esmé: My purple pony became alive and walked away!
Math with a two-year-old gets kind of complicated. Especially if they are starting to learn the alphabet in ASL, too.
Pappa: What's 1 + 1 (using index and middle finger)?
Esmé: 1 + 1 makes a V!
Esmé: 1 + 1 is L!
Pappa: Moving on... What's 5 + 5?
Esmé: Five and five make a butterfly! (And off she flutters with her 10 fingers)
Mommy (a little later): Let's count your toes. How many are there?
Esmé: 1-2-3-4-5 (one foot). 1-2-3-4-5 (second foot). I have 5 toes!
Mommy: No, you have 5 on one foot and 5 on the other. That's 10 toes! 5 + 5 is 10!
Esmé: No, I only have 5 toes. See, 5 here, and 5 here.
Mommy Let's try a different question. You have 10 toes. If I take away 5, how many are left?
Esmé: You CAN'T take away my toes!