Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Mama, what does ____ say?"

A recurring problem in our house is coming up with an answer to "What does _____ say?"  As brought up by Cooper here, he seems to have entered a phase where he wants to know what everything says, and I mean EVERYTHING.

I've tried to explain to him that only people and animals say things.  But, that's not true because a car says "vroooom" and a horn says "beep".  Then, there are the random animals that we get asked about that I have no clue what they say.  Friends, what exactly does a zebra say? A rhino?  A fish? That's what I thought.  You see, there is no standard rule that will appease an inquiring two year old mind! 

When something doesn't actually make a sound, we try to tell him "it doesn't say anything" but you can only say that 100 so many times a day before you get bored and start getting creative.

For example, did you know a golf club says "whack" and and orange says "eat me"?  Kyle did! And a fishing pole says "fish" in my most whispery voice that had Kyle rolling on the floor laughing.  You'd be surprised what comes out of your mouth when you're tired and not paying attention!

I leave you with this little gem from tonight.  Anyone that can answer this gets some to be determined prize!

Note: He's reading an Olivia book and yes, in an attempt at preventative parenting, he refers to coloring on the walls as simply "bad".  If that doesn't work, there is always Mr. Clean magic erasers!


  1. His Aunt Lara use to do the same. One I remember was "what does the oil well say"

  2. Hahaha that's awesome! Let me know what you come up with!!