I know...this picture is from the fall but the expression is 'typical MJ.' He's been cracking us up lately and I thought I'd give you a little peek into the window that is life with this sweet 4 year old.
This mama is sad but I must admit that he will turn 5 in less than 3 weeks. I asked him on the way home from preschool what he'd like for his birthday treat when the time came. I even gave him some options...chocolate donoughts? cupcakes?? cookies??? What does he reply?
"Well, not tree sap. Tree sap is for the Giant Rhinosarus Beetle. They eat that. I don't have any Giant Rhinosarus Beetles in our class."
What???? I laughed, which I find myself doing a lot with this little boy and dropped the subject for another day.
A couple days later I asked him the same question again. What does he reply?
"Well, not milk weed."
"Hahahahah! Why NOT milk weed?"
"Milkweed is for the (sorry for the spelling...just going by his pronunciation) Maxilla."
"What is THAT?"
"It's a yellow and black caterpillar. The kids in my class would not like milk weed."
No I guess they would NOT.
Where does he come up with this stuff? He tells me about he Giant Pacific Octopus that has "arm regeneration" and if a "predator fish bites one of his arms off, it will regenerate in eleventeen weeks."
Mostly, he gets it completely correct and now he's telling us he wants to be an animal doctor. I was hoping one of my kids would be a dentist but an animal doctor would be just fine, too.
I asked him a third time what he thinks he'd like for his birthday treat for preschool. What did he reply?
"Cookies with M&M's!!"
Before Easter, he told me that George Washington died on the cross. "They pounded nails in his hands and he died."
I asked him, "Wasn't that Jesus who died on the cross?"
"He did it first then George Washington did it next. The sins got him!"
Oh, my funny boy!