E: Knock-knock (while knocking on the window!)
J: Who's there?
E: Peachttthh. (I think he said something resembling "peach")
J: Peach who?
J: Peach who?
[Apparently, Ethan enjoys laughing at his own punchlines.]
J: I've got the remote. Let's turn on the "TV" and watch, Ethan. (Pretend TV)
J: It's the biggest game of the year. It must be....the Superbowl!
E: (begins to leave the room after a minute or so)
J: No, come back, Ethan! It takes longer than that! I want to watch the WHOLE THING!
So, I go over to his door and ask him what they are doing.
J: We're watching the Superbowl on our pretend TV, Mommy.
Me: Who is playing in the game?
J: Pastor John's favorite team and my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Me: So who is winning?
J: (in all seriousness, said with his head down) Pastor John's favorite team. :(
Me: But Daddy told me that Green Bay won the game.
J: (lights up) Yeah! The Green Bay Packers are my favorite team. And I like the Bulldogs, too.
[Uh-oh! I think we have some re-education ahead of us!]
A few minutes later:
Me: What about the Atlanta Falcons, Jacob? Don't you like them? Do you think they might play in the Superbowl next year?
J: I don't know! Let me ask them! I'm going to call them on my pretend phone!
(uses his hand like a pretend phone)
Hi! Atlanta Falcons? Yeah. Uh-huh. How are you? Oh good. Are you going to the Superbowl? Yeah. Okay. Bye.
J: (running up to me) Mommy! Mommy! The Atlanta Falcons told me they are going to the Superbowl! Yay!
[Can someone pass that on to them from us? Okay, thanks!]
Me: "Why no, Jacob, I don't think I have. Can you tell it to me, please?"
J: Petey Piper sat on a hill
eating a snack.
A big spider came and ate it.
And he ran away.
Me: That's great, Jacob! Did you make that up all by yourself?
[I'm still wondering if the spider or Petey ran away.]