A Typical Conversation

A Typical Conversation

“Simon, let’s get ready to go. Do you want to go with me?”
“No. No go.”
“Come on. Let’s find your socks and shoes so we can go.”
“No. No shoe.”
“Come on. We’re going to go to the store. We’re going to get some bananas.”
“Nanas!”
“Yes! Bananas. Do you want a banana?”
“Nana!”
“Okay, if you want a banana, you have to put your socks and shoes on so we can go to the store.”
“No. No shoe. No shoe. No no no no no.”
“I found your shoes. Can we put them on now so we can go to the store and get bananas?”
“No shoe. No shoe.”
“Do you want me to sing you a song and we can put on your shoes and socks?”
“Song!”
“What song do you want me to sing?”
“No song.”
“Do you want a song about Jesus?”
“No Jesus.”
“What song do you want me to sing?”
“Baby!”
“A baby song? Okay. Once there was a baby . . . .”
“No! No no no no. No baby! Meeth!” (Joseph Smith)
“Okay. An angel came to Joseph Smith . . . .”
“No! No Meeth! Jeesa.”
(Putting shoes and socks on the boy) “Okay, Jesus once was a little child, a little child like me . . . Thanks so much for letting me put your socks and shoes on. Can we put your coat on now?”
“No. No coa’. No coa’ no coa’.”
“Jesus once was a little child . . . “
“No no no no no! No Jeesa! No coa’!”

I think he’s in the “no” stage.

7 thoughts on “A Typical Conversation

  1. Love it. To be honest, I think I’ve had simliar conversations with some of the people I work with…. :) Thanks for the smile.

  2. I totally laughed out loud at that one. Yeah, I think you’ve hit it alright. No to you too, Simon!

  3. I was just thinking that this sounds like some of the kids I work with. When it’s time for recess you’d think they’d all jump for joy! I’ve got a few who sound just like Simon!

  4. Bravo for Primary song distraction. I found that if I wanted my son to do something, I couldn’t ask him if he wanted to do it. If I wanted him to feel his life wasn’t totally under my control (which, really, it was), I’d say things like, “We’re getting ready to go. Would you like to wear blue socks or green socks?” Good luck with the “no” phase.

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