[As we drove home from preschool, we had the following conversation.]
Me: Nik, do you like Isabella? (a little girl at his school…just the prettiest little girl with the longest lashes I’ve ever seen)
Nik: Yeah. I like Isabella. She’s a little girl. (coz you know, he’s such a giant!)
Me: Is she your friend?
Nik: Yeah. She’s my friend.
[a 5 second pause]
Nik: And Logan? He’s my friend too. He’s a little boy.
[A little later]
Me: What did you do at school today?
Nik: Ummm, I did a job today!
Me: Oh yeah? What was your job?
Nik: I did a job at the turtle! (So now I have to find out what job involves a turtle! UPDATE: found it! )
[Driving home from social skills, another conversation.]
Me: Did you have fun today?
Nik: I had fun! I played at the water table!
Anju: I play aa-uh wahwee taybuh! (Uhhh, she did not. She just likes to say she did whatever Nik did!)
Nik: Hamid got hurt. Hamid got hurt at the water table. He has to go home.
Anju: Hami got owie! Hami ged bandi on! Hami ged owie aa-uh wahwee taybuh! (got that?)
Nik: I mean to Hamid. Nik was mean to Hamid.
Me: Did you hurt Hamid?
Nik: Yeah. I a MEAN boy.
Anju: Hami need-uh ged bandi on! Ummm, Ah-ee need bandi. *sob* (she worked herself up into thinking she needed a bandaid. Dear lord.)
[Legend for Anju-speak:
aa-uh = at the
wahwee = water
taybuh = table
ged = get
bandi = bandaid
Ah-ee = Anjali ]