My 3 year old daughter is a talker. I mean she tells you how it is and what she wants non-stop. All. Day. Long. She started this thing a few weeks ago where she would tell me something in a normal tone and then unrelated add very seriously “and remember, watch out for witches.”
“Mommy, we need to brush our teeth, and remember, watch out for witches.”
“We can play in the yard, and remember, watch out for witches.”
“It’s time for dinner, and remember, watch out for witches.”
She also has been trying her hand at storytelling. Some are simple like, “A sick baby monkey goes with his mom to the grocery store. They buy bananas, and he feels better. And remember, watch out for witches.”
Some stories are more in depth like, “Mermaid has to protect all the colors. If the bad guys steal them, they will make potion with them. Then they will make cookies with the potion. If you eat the cookies then you become a bad guy. So Mermaid has to protect ALLLLL the colors from ALLLLL the bad guys, and remember, watch out for witches.”
I even picked her up one evening from my sister’s house where they had spent the entire time hunting witches in the backyard. I have no clue where she got this from. She doesn’t act scared though, informative if anything. And I find it to be extremely entertaining.
This went on for several weeks. Then it stopped, and I didn’t hear anything about the witches for a few days. So when I passed by my daughter’s room and saw her on the floor playing with all her stuffed animals I paused in the doorway and said, “Riley, remember, watch out for witches.”
She didn’t look up at me but instantly stopped. As I turned to walk away I heard her whisper to herself in disbelief, “I forgot about the witches!”
I can’t wait to hear what she comes up with next.