To celebrate, the silliest conversation with Smiley recently (from November 21st). Admittedly, it's probably not as funny unless you were there, but Smiley's concluding statement is pretty classic.
Smiley: You can be my [turtle] shell.:-)
Daddy: Okay. [I cuddle over him][He stands up.] I need to get some food.
[Smiley enjoys feeding the tortises at the local reptile store.] Okay.You can eat some food too.
If I'm your shell I don't have a mouth. You are pretending to be the part of the turtle with the mouth.I have a mouth. [Points to his mouth.] And you have a mouth. [Points to my mouth.]
I do. But if I'm pretending to be a shell, then I pretend I don't have a mouth. Shells don't have a mouth.Daddy, you should pretend to be my husband. [Mommy and I laugh.]
What is a husband?You should pretend to be my husband.
What is a husband?[Smiley says something long and unintelligable.]
What does a husband do?He does whatever he wants to do.
Does he take care of someone? [Mommy has been sick, and often telling me I'm a good husband.]
We can look in a book.
Which book has a husband?
That book and that book. [Points to "Daisy and the Egg" and a Richard Scarry book.]
Show me the husband. I don't think the Egg book has a husband in it; that one has a mommy a brother and a sister.
[Smiley pauses.] Those books don't have hubands. But we can go buy one with a huband if you want.
How did you hear about husbands? Did you hear mommy say I was a good husband?
Yes. Sometimes you are and sometimes you aren't.