Sunday, July 18, 2010

The dollar store

Yup, another Carter story. They say such funny things at this age!

Yesterday I took Chloe to get some pictures taken and Audrey tagged along to help out. While we were gone Chad & Carter ran a few errands.

When I got home I asked Carter where they went. He said they went to the dollar store (which is not one of the places Chad mentioned heading to).

So I asked Chad - "did you go to the dollar store?" and he said no. I said - "Carter said you went to the dollar store, I wonder why he's mentioning that?" But sometimes Carter says random things about places he went 6 months ago, so I just chalked it up to that.

As I put him to bed last night, I said "Buddy, did you have a fun day today? What was the most fun?"

He usually doesn't answer really because he doesn't have a good sense of what "today" means (again, he might mention something that happened two weeks ago ...) So to jog his memory (and help him understand what "today" means) I brought up his lunch out with Daddy at the pizza place ... and again he brought up the dollar store.

I said, "Carter, Daddy said you didn't go to the dollar store today."

He looked at me and said "Yes, we went to the bank."

Aha. Dollar store = Bank! Chad did mention a trip to the bank ...

It does make sense when you think about it. You go to the grocery store to get groceries, and you go to the "dollar store" to get dollars.

Never know just what he might say next.


nateandkatesmom said...

LOL, Now that makes sense! Kids are so funny. The 2 year old I had in the nursery today, her Mom didn't come to church. When I asked her where she was, she said she was home taking a shower. When I asked her dad, he said she was at a baby shower. LOL

The Raudenbush Family said...

I'm wishing our bank was more of a dollar store--drive up and they just give you dollars. That would be nice.

And, Kelly's story is a cute one too. Kids can be so literal.