I want to remember this. Not my 2 ½ year old wearing his helmet so he can ride his first bicycle that Santa has just brought him. No, that is not what is happening here. That is what it started out as….it ended with Colton being “Temple Run”. The Iphone game character. “Temple Run” ran up and down the driveway and sidewalk, jumping in the “water” (grass). He thinks you are SUPPOSED to jump into the water in the game. If you have never played-you are NOT supposed to jump in the water.
Colton as Temple Run
In a 24 hour period, my boy pretends to be atleast 5 different people/characters. He will come to you and let you know who he is. “Mommy, I Frosty the Snowman.” You must then treat him as such. Our characters currently include The Lion King, Frosty the Snowman, Thomas (the train), Santa Claus, Barney & Lightning McQueen.
Colton as Frosty the Snowman (the bucket is the magic hat)
Recently at lunch he was supposed to be eating his Mac & Cheese. When he wasn’t, I told him to eat. This was his response, “It’s a wake (lake). There’s a wadybug (ladybug). I no wanna eat wadybugs.” This is my 3rd child (1st boy) and while the girls were creative and imaginative, it was NOTHING like this. All day everyday is an adventure. He loves to pray over our dinner. Before he begins (which is still repeating what Daddy says), he tells daddy, “Pray for Barney”. Or whatever character he is in.
He has even begun “introducing” himself to his YMCA teachers and Sunday School teachers. While I find this very entertaining and endearing, my husband has decided that this is cute so long as he doesn’t turn into a “Brick”. This is a reference to the tv show The Middle. If you don’t get it, watch The Middle. So funny!
Colton as The Lion King (the blanket is his mane)
This was our conversation on Thursday morning.
Mommy: Good morning. How are you? (I know this sounds weird, but I think it is funny to talk to him like a little grownup sometimes J)
Colton: (Clearly misunderstanding me and thinking I said “Who” rather than “How”) No, I Colton. Daddy say I Colton.
I called Rusty and told him to stop crushing my baby’s spirit. I know he wasn’t, he just wanted to make sure Colton actually knew his real name. I just thought it was funny to accuse him of such. Well, within 10 minutes this is who was riding to the YMCA with me:
Colton as Santa Claus
No crushed spirit here.