And it started out so well…

T (holding a bar of paper-wrapped soap): “Here, smell this, then think of something that’s stinky. Something that animals do.”
Me: “Okay ….”
T: “There’s some of that by the front door on the rug.”

A nascent interest in fashion?

Getting ready for the farmer’s market, I pull out my clothes. T, 5 years old, looks at me and excitedly says, “Are you going to wear a skirt?”

“Yes, why?” I say, somewhat afraid that he will come out with a chauvinist answer like “because women are supposed to wear skirts” which will precipitate a discussion that will end up with us being late for the farmer’s market and me being grumpy all day long.

” I like skirts,” he says. “Lego guys can wear skirts.”

Discussion averted, we’re off to the farmer’s market.

5-yo T and more plans for the future …

“When I marry, then I’ll have children. My wife will nurse them, and I’ll go to the dump.”

It’s good to set those expectations early.