Jenni called me at work, and Lunch Bucket begged for the chance to talk to me. After about five minutes, I realized it would be fun to record the rest of the call, so I did. This is about half of the call.
Lunch Bucket woke up early this morning, and since she and I were the only ones up, we ate breakfast together. She started talking about Tootles.
Now that Tootles is walking and a little more sturdy, he and Lunch Bucket are able to play together without too much problem – though we still have to watch her a bit.
“Is Tootles your best friend?”
“Yeah, he’s my best friend.”
“That’s good. It’s fun to be friends with your family, huh?”
“That’s neat. Did you know Momma is my best friend?”
“Yeah. But Momma’s not yummy. Momma’s Yucky.”
She labels anything that you can’t eat as yucky, and anything you can eat as yummy.
Thinking she wouldn’t notice or understand, I mumbled, “Actually, Momma’s quite yummy…” and then louder, “but we don’t eat her, do we?”
“Momma’s not yummy! Momma’s yucky!”
“We don’t eat Momma, huh?”
Now she was starting to get her, ‘I’m going to start crying if you don’t agree with me’ voice.
“Momma’s not yummy!”
I sighed, “Okay, okay, Momma’s yucky.”
After that she calmed right down and continued eating her cereal.