Bam-Bam has a friend over for a playdate this afternoon. We just finished lunch, and I have to share a conversation I overheard between these two four year olds. 🙂
Bam-Bam has a mug with a picture of Pooh Bear looking at a honey jar.
He uses this mug all the time, and I think its one of the cutest mugs ever.
Well, today as the two boys were slurping up their chicken noodle soups, Bam-Bam’s friend says, “Pooh Bear sucks”. Bam-Bam didn’t really hear him the first three times, so his friend pointed to his sweet pooh bear mug.
Bam-Bam finally understood what his friend was saying, and he looked at his mug with sad eyes. I don’t think he understood how anyone could berate someone as likeable as Pooh Bear.
His friend then went on to say “Pooh Bear is for babies”. I could tell that Bam-Bam felt a bit of peer pressure to admit that indeed Pooh bear was for babies. Instead of admitting to this most obvious fact, Bam-Bam shot back with “there are HUGE sharks at the aquarium right now”.
We received a monthly newsletter from the Monterey Bay aquarium yesterday showcasing their new shark exhibit. Bam-Bam is very excited about the possibility of visiting this shark very soon.
I just love the use of deflection in this conversation. After the mention of sharks, the conversation turned to sharp teeth, tough sharks and other tough animals. 🙂
I guess I’ll have to think twice before bringing out the Pooh Bear mug when company is over for Bam-Bam. 🙁 They grow up so fast.