Jonathan seems to think that a baseball glove is for throwing the ball as well as catching it. I told him that if he wanted to throw a ball with a tool, he should get a lacrosse stick, it would work better than a glove. He then asked why a "cross like we have upstairs" (I think he was referring to the palm frond crosses) would be useful. I then emphasized and explained the difference between "cross" and "lacrosse." But he still didn't understand that part. He went to his lowercase alphabet puzzle, took out the "t" and threw the ball with it!
One time, he was going to go get something from the kitchen when I asked him to do something first. When he was done with that, he gave me a surprised/blank look and asked, "What was I thinking?" I think that's the first time that's happened to him - the "I know I was here for a reason and what was it." So don't blame your age - it happens to two year olds!

We were eating breakfast the other day when Jonathan suddenly asked, "Is God as big as the sky?" I replied, "God is bigger than the sky. He's bigger than everything." His respose (I wish I could convey the tone) "Whoa!"

He likes finding rhymes, silly or real. He'll make up his own, or find them, or ask me what rhymes with something. He observed this about one of our friends: "Ellery rhymes with celery! I like celery. You chop it up into little pieces. Then you eat a tunafish sandwich!"
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To add to the "what was I thinking?" part, the other day he was about to go to the bathroom, and as he headed towards the toilet, realized that he would need his stool, and started out towards the laundry room to get it (where it is helpful for reaching the washing machine), and I pointed out that the stool was already in the bathroom, and he made a funny face, and then put the stool near the toilet, but then continued out the laundry room again.

I made some sort of noise of wondering or something, and he said, "What?", but I let him go out to the washing machine, where he discovered the stool was missing. Then he came back into the bathroom wondering where his stool was.

When he saw it next to the toilet, where he had just placed it 10 seconds before, then everything clicked, and he realized what had happened.
It was funny to think of it like a computer program: the queue of operations that he had in his head still got executed, even though I had temporarily injected a new instruction, and his processor didn't realize the later instruction needed to be removed, so it was carried out anyway.
Posted by Jon Daley on July 28, 2006, 11:39 am

You guys totally rock! :) This post is awesome!
Posted by MikeQ on July 29, 2006, 12:24 pm

I love that Ellery is part of his language development. =) Maya's first rhymes were "Ellery Bellery" and "Elly Belly," shortly after Ellyer arrived. And to this day, we call Ellery variations of all of those names. Maya's in a real rhyming phase, too--she'll spend an entire car ride asking me to rhyme with her.
Posted by serina on July 30, 2006, 7:38 pm

Picture Dictionary #7 has a lacrosse stick (and player) under Sports. I love the thought of him trying to throw the ball with the lower case "t." When we first started playing with that puzzle, he called the t "cross."
Posted by SursumCorda on July 31, 2006, 8:01 pm
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