Toddler Tidbit (sort of)
Those of you that aren't around C that much might not know this, but that boy can talk the hind leg off of a donkey. I'm serious. Sometimes after sitting in the car with him for extended periods of time I get a head ache. Sometimes if I appear to not be paying attention he will ask me "Can I talk to you?" and whether I say yes or no, he's off to the races! If he can't think of anything to talk about, he'll just say "Is that a car? Is that a truck? Why? Is that a tree? Do you know that cow? I want a cow! Why? Where Bontay? Can I see my mom? Why? Where are we going? Why?" blah blah blah.
So this is kind of only funny in that context. Yesterday I went to the boys' daycare to pick them up, and C was still napping. In fact, he was napping SO HARD that his teacher and I were tickling him, rubbing his head, legs, feet, back, saying his name over and over for several minutes before he finally opened his eyes. Once they were open he just laid there dully, still waking up.
Hoping to move him along, I told him we were going to the museum. He finally got up and got ready to leave.
Once we picked up his little brother and got in the car, I asked him what he did at daycare today (normally I do this, to keep him from babbling on about nonsense, plus it's nice to know and to try to help him build his memory skills!). I asked him this before we pulled away, while I was still getting my seatbelt on and getting the car started. He firmly responded "I don't wanna talk. I jis wan to go to museum!" This was shocking, coming from the child that cannot keep himself from talking for more than approximately 20 seconds.
About 20 seconds later he asked me a question. I said "I thought you didn't want to talk!" To which he responded, "I wanna talk now. Blah blah blah blah...."