May 25, 2013

"Look how much fun we're having."

17 comments:

Chip Ahoy said...

Fine, I'll take my eyeballs elsewhere.

Lem said...

I can't see the Althouse link but I can see Chips.

fyi

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks. I redid the embed.

Ann Althouse said...

That was more like look how much fun we're not having.

edutcher said...

Yeah, sorry.

Saint Croix said...

Funny!

Bob Ellison said...

I'd like to see video of the actual 2-year-old actually saying those things. Not that I'm skeptical or anything.

Astro said...

Already has Daddy wrapped around her finger. [Yeah, a cliche'. I know, but it fits.]

The video is believable. I have a niece who was like that when she was a toddler.

Pogo said...

Very sweet. Reminded me of my daughter, who is getting married in about 10 days. Usually the hands were on the hips and she would then say she needed 'prisavy'.

Ann Althouse said...

Aw, sweet, Pogo. I wish her great happiness.

Pogo said...

Thank you.

I sent the video to my daughter and she said she saw it yesterday, and that she also thought it was like her.

Freeman Hunt said...

Yes, that is what toddlers are like. Heh.

tim maguire said...

The videos I've seen so far get it about right, at least for girls, but two is too young. I'm a little distracted by my incredulity that she has anything like that vocabulary.

MadisonMan said...

Toddlers are like this, yes, but parents need to be parents, and no acquiesce to toddler demands for the sake of harmony.

Freeman Hunt said...

I'm a little distracted by my incredulity that she has anything like that vocabulary.

I have a friend whose 18 month old son talks like a three year old. There's a lot of variance in how much and how well small children speak.

Howard said...

Toddlers are like that, but the passive response from the Dad avoided a real teaching and bonding moment. Dad could have declared himself King and that the princess had to go clean her room after she bowed down to King daddy or some such other schtick. The toddler would have then be forced to think up a new approach that Dad would have to counter. That is if you want your kid to be thoughtful and persistent rather than weakened by a false victory.

Freeman Hunt said...

Actual conversation with a four year old today.

4yo: "I'm going to have 70 wives."
Me: "You can't have 70 wives. You can only have one."
4yo: "No, I'm going to have 70 wives and 60 children."
Me: "If you had so many wives, you would hardly ever see your children. How sad!"
4yo: "No, no. If I couldn't see my children because of my wives, I would just say, 'Hey, wives! Can you move over please? I can't see the children.'"