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I just got this update from BabyCenter about kids who are 3B’s age:

Research has shown that children who like a good laugh are more creative, have higher self-esteem, and get along better with peers. Nonsense songs, animal sounds, and lots of crazy gestures bring out a child’s giggles — and that’s good. Taking advantage of your child’s sense of humor can help make hard days run more smoothly.

No kidding. Just this week, he’s busted out these gems:

You can either plant your seeds or sew them up!

Snoopy doesn’t go to the synagogue, he goes to the synadog, becuase he’s a dog!

Unfortunately the comedy gene didn’t fall far from the tree. The articulate gene didn’t either, apparently, and it’s reinforced by spending so much time with Mama, who, as we all know, is the brains of the outfit. Her influence is shown in a few other utterances:

Mommy, I want you to consider this: I want my banana lollipop. [Seriously, 3B? I want you to consider this? Is this a conversation or an expository essay?]

Mommy and Daddy, I’m freaking out.

OK, that last one may also come from the California side of the family. He said that after we had cleaned his room, moved Jewel’s dresser out of his closet and into our room, put shelves for toys at the back of his closet and found there was enough room to store his craft table in his closet as well.

It’s still not clear to us if he was freaking out because he’d never seen his room clean or because he was so happy to have more space and better organized toys. You know, ’cause three-year-olds are all about organization.

Whatever the reason, it’s fun to watch him learn to be funny, and to see how his mind is working–which, most days, is faster than mine.

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  • 3B cracks me up. I'm going to try that "Consider this…" line. It will most certainly make me sound smarter than I am.

  • Let me know how that goes. I'm certainly going to have to step up my vocabulary to keep up with my three-year-old.

  • 3B—you are so funny!