Green Eggs and Toast

By the time your kid is 2 or 3 years old, you’ve likely read her favorite book more than 50,000 times. Luckily, says Tim Bray, you can switch it up after awhile.

In this scenario, you change the words: “I do not like blue eggs and ham”, then once again the pregnant pause, and the toddler leaps in with the correction; maybe in a sort of disturbed and urgent tone. You respond “Oh, right, green eggs…”. After a couple of times she realizes it’s a joke and you get giggles with each correction.

We’re well into stage one with Ollie, although stage two is likely just around the corner. We’ve been playing a game recently where we ask him whether different objects have wheels or not.

“Does the bus have wheels?”
“Yes!”

“Does Mommy have wheels?”
“Nooooooo!”

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