Recently, he’s really gotten into telling tall tales, with great emphasis, imagery, and flourish. His brothers, LP in particular, have finally come around to it all, and no longer accusingly say “YOU’RE LYING! YOU ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH!” every time he embellishes something. LP may be in a bit of a tattle phase anyway, so when his three-year-old brother perhaps stretches the truth a little, he immediately throws him under the bus.
But he’s funny, and he makes all kinds of crazy stuff up, and when the Eldest gets tickled, LP does too.
For example, this morning in the car on the way to school, #3 said: EVERYONE IN THIS CAR! to which we all responded YES! He then said “The last time I saw a punch-buggy driving down the street it was doing a wheelie! Seriously!”
And last night at dinner, after addressing Alex the cyclist at least one. thousand. times. like so…Alex! Alex! Alex! Alex!, he informed Alex that “The last time I was in Africa, I saw an orange that was THIS BIG.”
And this past Saturday at the block party around the corner, #3 brought his sweet friend O up to me to corroborate this story: “Mom, remember the other day when I wrestled that huge snake to the floor in the kitchen?” I looked at him, and looked at O, who was wide-eyed and very clearly impressed, and I said, “Uhhh, did you?” I didn’t want to completely ruin what was apparently a very good story, so I just rolled with it.
For now it’s funny, and it’s cute, and it’s clearly indicative of an imaginative three-year-old mind. As the youngest, he’s figuring out how to hold his ground in a family full of varied personalities, and he keeps us laughing while doing it.
Hope everyone is having a great week!