Picture by Lily Hunter
We’ve been talking a lot about holidays and the order in which they come, and the other day in the car Sean asked Owen what holiday came next, and Owen replied with exuberance, “Whistlepig Wednesday!” Um, that particular holiday hadn’t been part of our list of celebrations, although perhaps it should be?
Susan told Owen she liked his trousers and could he get her a pair just like it. And Owen replied, “Nanny, I am not your father.”
Owen calls our dining room "the diamond room", and when he sees a carton of eggs, he calls it an egg train -- since anything that is vaguely rectangular can be put to use as a train! Because of all his Thomas train watching, he also uses the word "cross" instead of "angry". He'll ask us if we are cross, or will refer to a time when he was cross.
He still tells us, “I love you with all my hawt” when he is happy, and “You go to work all by yourself!” when he is angry. Recently he’s started to ask us – after a tantrum and once he is repentant – “Can we still be friends?” And so far we always can be.