A breakfast time conversation:
While drinking yellow orange juice out of a blue cup at breakfast, Elliot started talking about how blue and yellow make green. Sylvie was excited and understood this because they just did a paint mixing activity at daycare this week. Elliot's observation - "When I eat a cupcake with blue icing I have green poops the next day. I can paint with my butt!"
A dinner table conversation:
Elliot: Did you know an alligator can climb up that step into the kitchen? He's my pet alligator, and he can chase you.
Me: I'd climb something so he couldn't get me.
Elliot: Alligators have sharp claws so they can climb stuff.
Me: Not a tree, not like a cat.
Elliot: He could climb a ladder. My alligator is named Smarty Pants, and I have a mouse named Smarty Pants, and some hamsters.
Sylvie: Where, can I see?
Elliot: No. They're in north Georgia, that's a long way away.
Sylvie: I wide in my widdle twain. It go a 100,000 mph.
A human anatomy conversation:
Elliot was sitting on the potty, doing his business, and we were discussing the differences between boys and girls. Boys have weenies, girls have toot-toots (weirdest name ever), and he was naming what he has, and what Sylvie has, and what Daddy has, and when he came to what Mama has he wasn't quite sure. I explained that I was a girl the same as Sylvie, to which he exclaimed, "Oh, so God cut off your weenie!"
A (temporary) body art explanation:
Sylvie was drawing all over her arms and legs with a marker while in the kitchen with Randy. He realized what she was doing, and asked her why she was drawing on herself. She told him she was giving herself stripes like a tiger. After that creative explanation Randy told her to have at it, and to keep right on drawing!