Why are you going purple, mummy? – JD, 4
Just like most 4 year olds, JD has an incredible ability to ignore me almost entirely if he’s engrossed in a game (usually Lego), but he’s also good at half-listening and getting totally the wrong end of the stick.
I give you, Exhibit A:
Me: Right, shoes on, please.
JD: *not really listening* Why do we have to go out, mummy?
Me: Well we didn’t get out of the house yesterday and I’m going stir-crazy.
JD: *Gasps – runs over to me – clutches my arm* Why are you going purple, mummy? Does it mean you’re going to die?!
Did I mention he likes a good bit of drama, too?