Saturday, December 27, 2008

Conversations with a Four-Year-Old: Bedtime

MOTHER: Okay, time to go to sleep. Can I give you a big hug before I go?

CHILD: Okay!

CHILD leaps out of bed, runs behind mother, and throws his arms around her back.

CHILD: I'll give you a monkey hug!

MOTHER: Okay, okay little monkey. That was a nice hug. Now it's time for all the cute little monkeys in the world to go to bed.

CHILD: No, it's not time for me to go to bed. I'm a nocturnal monkey.

MOTHER: Oh, well, nocturnal monkey, it just happens to be daytime! So it is time for you to go to bed!

CHILD: It's not daytime. There's just a lot of lights on in my room.

MOTHER: Well, all that light must be making you sleepy, right, nocturnal monkey?

CHILD: No. I'm a nocturnal and diurnal monkey.

MOTHER: When do you sleep, then?

CHILD: Um . . . I only sleep at . . . dusk.


Awesome Mom said...

Lol!!!! Boy he is going to be a handful when he is a teenager. He will be able to argue his way around everything.

Maude Lynn said...

This is absolutely priceless!

Kim said...

No more National Geographic channel for him! :)

Anonymous said...

What a smart kid. You better prepare for the things ahead with your son! I bet I'd be speechless.

Anonymous said...

Dang you've got one smart cookie on your hands! I hope my child can almost outsmart me, it'll keep me on my game!