Jonathan now has an imaginary friend. Her name is "Su-su" or "Soot-soot" or some combination/permutation of those sounds. She has a big house (not a small one) and she has toys there, usually three. We like to go to her house in the evenings if we aren't going somewhere else.
He also has made up a reason for why we shouldn't do certain things. If I say I'm going upstairs for something and he doesn't want me to go he says, "You can't go, it's muddy up there." or "Don't write email, the keyboard is muddy." One time, it backfired - I couldn't go clean the bathroom because it was muddy. Oh, well, then I really need to clean it, don't I?!

He likes to read books to us - if it's one he's familiar with, he'll tell the general story. If it is a grownup book (ie, small print and few or no pictures), or one he doesn't know so well, he'll say, "hummer nummer, hummer nummer" and other chanting type sounds.

He likes to call kidney beans, "skinny beans."

The other day, Jonathan had the hiccups and then I realized the baby had them, too. I mentioned it to Jonathan and he thought it was really funny that they had them at the same time. He said his "pretend baby" also had the hiccups (that's the one that is in his tummy.)

Just now, Jonathan figured out how to attach his little Duplo guy to the end of his electric screwdriver and make him spin. A pretty fun ride, good thing the little guy has not had breakfast yet!
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Okay then, has Jonathan learned Grammy's foolproof cure for hiccups yet? :-)
Posted by Grammy on April 13, 2006, 9:40 am

So funny, about the Duplo guy! Thanks for the morning laugh. It must be spring in Pittsburgh, the time when everything is muddy.
Posted by SursumCorda on April 13, 2006, 10:21 am

Is that the thing about drinking upside down from a glass of water? What a mess, if he did that! At any rate, I don't think he has learned any cure for hiccups except waiting.
Posted by joyful on April 13, 2006, 12:54 pm

Not just drinking upside down from a glass of water! It's a very involved process which only Grammy knows the secrets of- and those to whom she reveals it. It does however also involved pretending the water is poison. It works every single time. :-)
Posted by Grammy on April 13, 2006, 8:34 pm

Today, Jonathan called Su-su on the phone and arranged to go to the Moores' house (we were there last night) to play.

Since yesterday, he has also been saying "J for muddy guys."
Posted by joyful on April 14, 2006, 1:35 pm

Jon clarified with Jonathan - the name of his friend is Soot-su. (the vowel sound is the same in both syllables - maybe Peter can tell me how to spell that phonetically.)
Posted by joyful on April 17, 2006, 8:47 am

Can you explain "J for muddy guys"?
Posted by SursumCorda on April 17, 2006, 4:13 pm

When we talk about alphabet letters, we'll often say a word or words that start with that letter. "J" is usually for Jonathan, but he's been liking to say it is also for muddy guys. The "muddy guys" are some more imaginary friends, I think they're the bad guys. Anything muddy is bad, I guess. Just this morning, Jonathan was telling me about how the muddy guys' house is all muddy, but Soot-su's house is nice and clean.
Posted by joyful on April 17, 2006, 4:56 pm

Maybe Hannah can take some pleasure in the fact that the bad guys are male but Jonathan's good friend is female. ;) (Better not tell Will, Nate, and Sam, though. Maybe they'd like being bad guys, but their mom wouldn't be too happy about the decription of the house.)
Posted by SursumCorda on April 17, 2006, 5:38 pm
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