Thursday, May 25, 2006

More Josiah-isms

We were trying to get Josiah to brush his teeth before leaving for preschool. He was playing with a new toy and ignoring us. When we became more insistent he protested, "Leave me alone! You're ruining my life!"

Then at dinnertime, Ellen was telling Josiah about the positive review of Al's forthcoming book. Josiah said, "That's cool. You're awesome!"

At bedtime, Josiah wanted to stay up. He said, "Leave the light on, please. I want to read books, like you. I want to match you."

Then this morning, he found an ant crawling across the living room floor. Somehow he put it onto one of Elijah's toys, a treehouse that has rotating discs. I heard Josiah say, "He's spinning. He's getting dizzy." I went over to look at what he was doing, and I asked, "Where's the ant?" He pointed to a couple separate pieces of the ant and said, "He broke. He died."

Monday, May 22, 2006

Josiah has a question

The other day, Josiah asked me, "Excuse me, Papa, may I ask a question?"

"Yes, you may ask a question."

"What's a paddle?"

"A paddle? For a boat?" I took out Josiah's MagnaDoodle and drew a picture of a boat and a paddle. "Is this what you mean?"

Josiah looked a little dubious, like I wasn't quite answering his question. So I asked, "Do you mean a petal? Like the petal of a flower?" I drew another picture.

"No, a paddle."

"I'm not sure what you mean, Josiah. A pedal? On a bike?"

"A paddle!"

"Tell me where you heard the word, Josiah."

"Autobots wage their paddle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons."

Friday, May 12, 2006


"Aren't we cute?"

"Come on, Josiah - time to wake up!"

"Transformers - more than meets the eye."

"We match!"