Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The world according to Ben.


It occurred to me today that I need to be recording more of the little things that Ben says. The acquisition of language is an impressive thing to observe. Here's some conversations that Ben and I have had over the last couple of days:

At dinner last night:
me: Eat your beans please, Ben.
B: Mommy, where Nicky at? Where him be?(he's taken to calling Nick, "Nicky". don't laugh!)
me: "Where do you think he might be, Ben?" (having been reminded several times Nick is in Boston on business)
B: "ummm, Daddy go on airplane far, far away. He in Boston. He working. I go in helicopter, chase after daddy. Bring him home."
me: "Wish you could, Ben" :)

Today on our walk:
me: "Ben, PLEASE, come back and follow Mommy and Xavier." (it takes us 35 minutes to walk only 1/2 mile...Ben finds treasures everywhere he looks - reflectors on sticks and loose gravel is apparently very interesting to a preschooler.)
Ben: "Mommy, I be right back!"
and he is...bringing me two dandelions.
Ben: "Here you go, Mommy. Two flowers for you! Put them in your hair please, Mommy."
me: "Thank you, Ben. What a lovely gift!"
Ben: "I make Mommy SO happy!"

And lastly, today while washing hands after lunch:
Ben: "Mommy, where baby Kathryn and baby Olivia at?" (he had just seen their pictures on our bulletin board on the way into the bathroom).
me: "They're with their mommies and daddies, at their homes."
Ben: "They with their mommies and daddies. And their Xaviers."
me: "and their Xaviers? Not everyone has an Xavier in their family Ben. Not everyone can be so lucky."
Ben: "yeah, Mommy. We lucky." I'm not sure he knew what that meant, but it made me smile all the same.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Hey Kristy!

Hi love all the candid shots! Candid shots are actually some of my favorite pictures...but I always forget to take them. You inspired me, I'm going to take some this week!

Tiffers said...

I love hearing all of the funny stuff Ben says. I haven't worked with you in a while so I've been missing out. Grace sure comes up with some crazy stuff, too.