My best friend gave my niece an ice cream cone during the Christmas break. My niece suddenly got very hyper…and I saw myself reflected in a four year old.
N: Santa isn’t saying HO HO HO! He didn’t say it! Santa is supposed to say that! A robot got flusheded down the sink!
Me: You can’t flush things down the sink.
N: YES YOU CAN!
Me: No you can’t. There’s no flusher thingy.
Me: There’s no handle.
N: I’m going to flush all the robots down the toilet with the poopoo on it!
Me: Why do you always talk about toilets these days!?
Sis: Because toilets are hilarious.
Me: Psssh. You know what’s HIL-AIR-REE-OUS!? Chicken nuggets.
N: I LOVE CHICKEN NUGGETS!
Me: I love cookies and ice cream and mountain dew and puppies and–
Sis: This is why we don’t let you have sugar.
Me: I know she’s so hyper.
Sis: I was talking about you.
Me: Oh….oh wow…so that’s where she gets it from. Ha…well now we know what to expect.
N: HO HO HO! HO HO HOOOOOO! HO!
The next morning my niece got up at 6 am to talk to me about toilets again. I really don’t get it…but honestly after hanging out with a lot of 3 to 6 year olds, I’ve learned to just nod and smile politely.