Caelan’s stuffed elephant is in the kitchen and we’re in the living room…
CAELAN: The elephant is eating breakfast.
SARAH: Oh really? What’s he eating?
CAELAN: Um, kitty cats.
SARAH: He’s eating kitty cats for breakfast??
CAELAN: Yeah. I go watch him.
[Caelan runs off to the kitchen. I hear whispering and spy on Caelan feeding the elephant cat food. Caelan then returns to the living room.]
SARAH: Is he still eating?
CAELAN: [runs to check] You still eating, elephant? [runs back to me] Yeah.
CAELAN: [runs back to the kitchen] You all done, elephant? Okay. [Grabs him by the trunk and runs out of the kitchen]
In the car…
CAELAN: It’s hot!
SARAH: That’s because it’s Summertime.
CAELAN: No, it’s MY time. It’s Caelan Time.
(He has a friend named Summer – I assume he thought I was talking about her!)
As we’re leaving the house for dinner, Caelan reaches the door and turns back to me…
CAELAN: You comin’, hon?
While Bill is getting Caelan ready for bed…
BILL: What do giraffes eat?
CAELAN: Um, diapers!
CAELAN: I want to watch dinosaurs, Mommy.
SARAH: Not right now, maybe later.
CAELAN: [leaves for a minute and comes back with my iPad] Here you go, Mommy. There’s dinosaurs in here.
SARAH: Come sit here with Mommy and baby sister.
CAELAN: Is she swimming?
SARAH: Yes, she’s swimming. (We’ve told Caelan that the baby “swims” in Mommy’s belly.)
CAELAN: Is she going to get out of the swimming pool?
SARAH: Yes, very soon!
I’m sitting in the kitchen with Caelan while he finishes his dinner. Bill is in the living room…
CAELAN: [calls to Bill] Whatcha doing, Daddy?
CAELAN: Daddy laying down?
SARAH: No, he’s sitting in the chair.
CAELAN: [calling loudly to Bill] No standing on the couch, Daddy!!
BILL: Okay buddy!
BILL: Can you say Van Halen?
CAELAN: Van Caelan.
CAELAN: I’m putting my [fruit puree] pouch in time out.
SARAH: You’re putting your pouch in time out? What did it do?
CAELAN: It hit Jake.