My son has never been a solid sleeper. Lately, he has also taken up the toddler/preschooler art of stalling at bedtime.
The other day as I tucked him into bed he told me, “Don’t like my bed…It’s too rusty.”
His bed is wood – I’m assuming he chose the word rusty because it’s brown. When I pointed out the fact that his bed is wooden and not “rusty,” he said, “Don’t want a wood bed. I want a p’astic (plastic) one!”
I got a kick out of that one, and thought all the funny was done for the night.
But it got even better.
His eyelids were growing heavy as I sang his lullaby. That’s when he started poking my arm.
” ‘uubies,” he said, a slight smile on his face.
I probably shouldn’t have said anything, but I acknowledged him and told him, “Rubies are a red stone.”
“No,” he laughed. “Boobies. You have boobies.”
“Yes,” I said and returned to singing. Of course, by then he was starting to get his second wind.
“Where are they?” he asked.
I told them they were under my shirt, to which he said he wanted to see them.
Yes, I should have ignored ‘uubies from the start….
But, then I had to ask him why he wanted to see them… To which he replied, “I love boobies!”
What funny things have your little ones said at bedtime?