Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A conversation with Jacob

J: What are you doing momma?

M: I am going to paint your room.

J:  Can I paint too?

M:  Not today.  You can play downstairs or sit on your bed and watch me paint.  You cannot touch the painting stuff.

J:  You are painting over there.  Why are you painting?  You are painting grey.  Why are you painting up there?  Why are you using that stool?

M: I am using to stool to paint up high

J:  You are painting up high.  Why are you painting up high?

M:  We are painting your whole wall

J:  Are you going to paint this wall?  Are you going to paint this wall?  Are you going to paint this wall too?  What are you doing momma?  You are painting.  You are painting my whole wall.  Can I paint too.

M:  You can paint when we paint blue

J:  I am not going to paint any more grey.  I am just going to paint blue.  We are going to paint blue on Saturday?  We are going to paint this wall blue?  Blue comes after grey.  Mom, blue comes after grey.  We are going to paint blue next?

J: I am not going to jump down on the paint.

M:  Please do not jump on the paint.  Please just stay on your bed.

J:  I can jump down on the carpet.  Huh mom, can I jump down on the carpet.  (Jumps down)  I can run around this way.  This wall has paint on it?  I am not going to touch the paint.  No way.  I am not going to touch the paint.  I am just going to stand right here (6 inches from the wet wall)

M:  You are too close to the wet paint.  Please go back to your bed and sit. 

J:  I am not going to touch the paint.  I can just look.  I can just run around this way.  This wall is not wet?  I can touch this wall?  Why did you make that shape there?  Why are you painting there?  Are you painting grey?  You are painting around those holes?  Why are you painting around those holes?  You are going to put those white things back on?

M:  Yes whey the paint is dry I am going to put the white things back on.

J:  You are going to put the white things back on when the paint is dry?  You are painting around those holes.  You are painting way up high.  Why are you painting up high.  You are painting my whole wall.  I can touch over here.  I am not going to jump down on the paint.  I am not going to touch the paint, I am just going to look.  I can run around over here?  I can twirl over here?

M: If you want to twirl, you need to go out into the basement because if you twirl in here you are going to bump into the wet wall.  Why don't you go out and play in the basement

J:  Ok I will go out for 2.

M:  Carefully go out please

(touches the wet wall while opening the door.  Twirls for the count of 2 and comes back in his room)

J: You are paining my room.  You are paining up high.  Can I paint up high?  Can I use the stool?  I can use it to get on my bed like this

M: Mommy needs the stool to paint

J: Why do you need the stool to paint up high?  You are painting to the ceiling?  You are painting the walls grey but not the ceiling.  The ceiling is going to stay white.

M:  Yup the ceiling is going to stay white.  We are just painting the walls because you colored on them.

J:  You are painting over there now.  Why are you painting over there?  Why are you moving the blanket over there?

M:  I am moving the blanket so I don't get paint on the floor.

J:  You are painting by the door.

M:  Yes, I am almost done.

(I put the roller down)

J:  You are putting paint on the box!  You are done painting with this.

M:  Jacob, please do not touch that.  Please move away from the paint. 

Oh the joys of a 3 yr old.

1 comment:

  1. He belongs in a Dr. Seuss book, if only he could rhyme.

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