|Lewie's School Picture|
Lewie: "I can't understand this video. We speak in different English."
On the way to school...
Lewie: "Mommy, please drive slow. I get motionable when you drive too fast."
A normal day of school and work...
Lewie: "Mommy, can you stay home with me."
Me: Lewie, I can't. You have to go to school, and I have to go to work."
Lewie: (Grabbing his pretend phone) "Hi, Hi Boss. I can't come to work today because I'm perfectly ill. Can you get somebody else to do it?"
Me: (After laughing) "Lewie, were you calling your place of work or mine?"
Lewie: "That was your work Mommy. You don't have to go today."
A conversation about life on the trampoline:
Lewie: "Mommy, where is Uncle Terry now?"
Me: "Lewie, he's up there (pointing to the clouds) with God in heaven."
Lewie: "What is heaven like?"
Me: "It's a beautiful place where you are happy and at peace."
Lewie: "Are there lots and lots of trains there?"
Me: (Wondering where he's going with this...) Yes.
Lewie: "I wish we were in heaven right now..."
The day after Christmas:
Lewie: "Mommy, Tootie is still here...Tootie is still here."
Me: (Recognizing that Tootie, our Elf on the Shelf, should have left.) Oh, well, I think he wanted to stay a day longer to watch you enjoy your presents."
Lewie: "Yea. I want to write a thank you letter to Santa."
Other silly mispronunciations or sayings...
"That looks vamiliar."
"I love my stuffed aminals."
"Mommy, I am going to build you the awesomist Lego train. It's going to be so big!"
"We are going to Florida, Tampa."
"Santa bought me a "Tindle" for Christmas." (He really means a Kindle.)
Oh, to be six again... It's still very much an age of wonderment, curiosity, and joy. My little boy never sleeps past 7 a.m. for fear that he might miss out on life, and he never wants to go to bed before 10 p.m. (We struggle with earlier bedtimes because then he's awake by 5 a.m. or 6 a.m.) We always end the day with the same question, "Mommy, can you read me three stories?"
I want to bottle up this age forever...