|3 years old By The Sweet Light via flickr|
While babysitting this weekend, I enjoyed the following conversations with my 3-year-old upstairs neighbor.
"I'm supposed to let you do your work. Am I letting you do your work?"
"Yes, you're doing a good job."
"Are you done yet?"
"No, I've only been working a little while."
"Is it going to be a long while?"
"I don't know if I'm going to be good at this."
"You are sniffing...You need someone to take care of you sometimes. You don't have anyone taking care of you!" (Face crumpling and looking extremely concerned.)
"Nathan takes care of me sometimes."
"OH GOOD. You have to let him. You have to say oh, ok. Don't say no, no. You have to let him because he's worried about you."
"I'm trying to remember something important."
"Ok. Can I help?"
"...oh, I see. The cow jumped over the moon. That's it."