Thursday, November 13, 2008

What is that?

I had a "Who's on first" conversation with Hoss the other day. I was trying to get him to tell me what he had done at school. I was asking him several questions to get him to talk.

I asked him what he played with on the playground. He has discussed the tunnel as a favorite part before so I know he enjoys his time there and thought he may tell me something.

Hoss said, "I wanna ride that" in a whiny voice.

I said, "What do you want to ride?"

Hoss: "I wanna ride that."

Me: "What is that?"

Hoss: "I wanna ride that."

Me: "What is that? Is that a swing?"

Hoss (a bit more whiny and fierce): "I wanna ride that!"

Me: "Hoss, what is that? Is that the see-saw?"

Hoss (in a questioning tone): "I wanna ride it?"

Me: "What is it?"

Hoss: "I wanna ride it."

Me: "What is it? Is it a slide?"

Hoss: "I wanna ride that?"

At this point I sighed and changed the subject.

We were getting nowhere quick.


Lizzybee said...

Ah yes, wait till everything is "why?".
'why red light mommy?'
'why coat mommy?'
'why light outside mommy?'

Janelle said...

My six year old still uses lots on non-descript words like this, that, thing, etc. and it is such a struggle to get him to use more descriptive words!

I feel your pain!

Bobbi said...

I agree with lizzybee - wait until the whys start!

Natalie said...

Yep the whys have started at my house....and OH BOY ARE THEY FUN....NOT!!!!