Two very strange things happened at the Silver house yesterday. First, both of my toddlers ate their meatloaf dinner without complaint. In case I haven’t mentioned it, they have a list of approved foods and meatloaf isn’t on it. If it isn’t cheese, ravioli, spaghetti, Cheerios, Raisin Bran, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, chicken nuggets, or Eggo Waffles they won’t eat it.
My husband and I sat there in total shock as both of our children consumed their meatloaf without complaint. As if that wasn’t strange enough, the three-year-old asked for a second helping. Get your affairs in order, people! The apocalypse is coming!
The second thing that happened yesterday was this conversation I overheard between my almost five year old and his three-year-old sister.
Bobo: Sissy. Why are you wearing your Dorothy costume? Halloween has been over for months. Your attire isn’t appropriate.
Sissy: I quite disagree with you, Bobo. Momma says that every day can be a Judy Garland day so long as it doesn’t involve drug use.
Bobo: Did the actress who portrayed Dorothy have a drug problem?
Sissy: I should think that was obvious, Bobo. You don’t honestly believe she was conversing with a scarecrow, a lion and a tin man, do you? A lion isn’t capable of conversing in the English language and the scarecrow and tin man are both inanimate objects. They weren’t born with the required human anatomy necessary for basic conversational skills.
Bobo: (walking over to his preschool chalk board). Excellent observations. (He scribbles on the chalk board.)
Sissy: What are you writing?
Bobo: I’m making notes on a possible topic for a future dissertation – the effects of hallucinogens on cognitive brain processes. But first, I need to determine the exact drugs she was using.
Sissy: I’ve already thought of that. In fact, I’ve narrowed it down to two.
Bobo: Most excellent! What are they?
Sissy: I suspect it was either children’s acetaminophen or children’s diphenhydramine.
Bobo: Interesting. What made you choose those?
Sissy: They’re the only ones I’m familiar with.