My husband and I have been joking lately about "Vivian commentary." That's what we call real time in having conversations with our four-year old Vivian. You know how on DVD's you often have the "director's commentary" option? Well it's like that except we cannot pause it or turn it off. Our kid's commentary is on all the time now and it goes from one random subject or question to another.
We also compare her to the character "Buddy the Elf" from the lovable Christmas movie Elf with Will Ferrell. Like Ferrell's character, our Vivian is just non-stop with her questions, enthusiasm, silliness and thoughts. An example of what we mean is below:
Quote Taken from the movie Elf -
Buddy: [out of breath from chasing his brother Michael] "Wow, you're fast. I'm glad I caught up to you. I waited 5 hours for you. Why is your coat so big? So, good news - I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog? You probably have. How was school? Was it fun? Did you get a lot of homework? Huh? Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat, too?... "
Michael: - "Go away !"
Vivian is just like Buddy. She goes from asking about the weather - "Is the sun coming out mommy? Is it daytime?" To "Who's picking me up from school today - you or dad?" Then she'll start talking about kids in her class. After that it's a random song and she's dancing with her stuffed animals. Following that, it's anyone's guess what she'll say next!
One of the funniest things Vivian said earlier this week was when she was talking about age. I took her to the doctor because she was coughing and sneezing all night long. She just had a small cold, nothing serious and she's already better now. At the doctor's office, she told the nurse that she is four years old and her baby sister Lana is "zero years old." Later on when we left the office, she asked me how old I am. I told her, "Mommy is 33 years old." "33 years old!" she shouted back in utter disbelief! "33 is almost 100!"
Wow, thank you my sweet girl. I suddenly went from being aged 33 to being 100 years old. Where did my life go? Oh the things these children say, I tell you!
While I was still laughing over her comment, Vivian was already onto another thought. Soon she was asking how far away we were from our house. Then she began directing traffic and discussing the red lights and green lights she saw on the roads. Viv began asking about going to the pet store or visiting the library and then it was non-stop chatter after that.
Note to self - don't be in a hurry for this second child of mine to begin talking! She can take her time. LOL! :-)
What funny things have you heard lately? If you have children or kids around you, what's one thing that one has said to make you chuckle?
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