The other day Violet and I were walking along talking about things.
That’s her latest thing. Mom, let’s talk about cats. Mom, let’s talk about potatoes. Mom, let’s talk about costumes.
Costumes. Her other latest thing.
At least five times a day we “talk about costumes.” This involves her bringing up what she could be for Halloween. Note the word “could.” This isn’t really a conversation about what she wants to be for Halloween, just what she could be. And she could be anything. The conversations go thusly:
Violet: (Looking around the room and spotting the TV) I could be a TV, Mom!
Me: That’s a great idea. It could be really cool.
Violet: I could be a… FROG!
Me: Ooh, that might be fun! We could paint your face green!
Violet: And I could hop everywhere!
Violet: I could be a cat! With ears! And a tail!
Me: Good one! You could meow and I could draw whiskers on your face!
Violet: Good idea, Mom!
It was in this vein that we were talking about costumes last week when Violet saw a dog in the neighbor’s yard and said she could be a dog.
Me: Good one! We could get you ears and I could paint your nose black. Just like Max!
Violet: And I could get a tail, just like Max!
Me: Yeah! And you could wiggle your bum and wag your tail, just like Max!
Violet: And I could wear a collar!
Me: Good idea!
Violet: And I could wear a penis! Just like Max.
Me: Um, yeah. Just like Max.
Do you think the neighbors will be offended?
God, I love this kid. Here she is throughout the summer, just doing her Wylet thang.
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