It’s very odd, amusing, sometimes delightful and often frustrating to talk to Miriam these days. Not sure if it’s a universal 3 year old thing, or just my nonsensical silly girl.
Take for instance the recent exchange about a peach. I wanted to know if the peach she was eating was the one I gave her (she is notorious for taking a bite and then trading it out). So I said, “Miriam, is that the peach I gave you?”
“Did you take another one out of the fridge?”
“MIRIAM. What did you do with the peach I gave you?”
“I put it in the fridge, and I get trouble, and attitude, and I say yes Mommy.”
And then at lunch time, I was in the kitchen making them their “peanut jelly and butter” sandwiches when Jireh said “I want green.”
I ignored her and Miriam started piping in. “Mommy, Jireh wants green. Please can you get two green?”
“OK, two green WHAT?”
“Mommy, PLEASE, can you please get two green?”
and on and on…
It was only after I gave them a pink and yellow plate, respectively, and they again complained that they wanted two green, that I realized they were talking about green plates.
This pretty much happens every day… any suggestions?