Conversations with a 3-year-old

(Whilst peeling an orange for Freya to eat)

F: That’s the peel.
M: Yes, you have to peel the peel to eat it.
F: Yes. Peel the peel.
M: What other kinds of fruit do you have to peel?
F: I don’t know.
M: How about a banana?
F: Oh, yes. And oranges. I like oranges best.
M: Best of all?
F: Yes. Best of all. And you like bananas best of all.
M: Oh, do I?
F: Yes. Because I’m a giraffe.
M: Oh! Do giraffes like oranges?
F: No, giraffes eat grass.
M: Oh, do they? What other kinds of animals eat grass?
F: Cows eat grass. I like hippos.
M: Oh, do you?
F: Yes. I like white.
M: What, white hippos?
F: No, grey.
M: Oh, grey hippos.
F: Yes.
M: You don’t eat hippos, do you?
F: Noooooooo.
M: There you go (handing her the orange) … (say) thank you.
F: You’re welcome.


  1. greywolf says:

    That’s too funny! Children are the best at thinking through irrelevant-tangents without breaking stride.

  2. Steve Betz says:

    [this is good] That conversation makes me smile.

  3. Lauren says:

    It’s fun to see how one topic of conversation quickly changes into another completely different subject. Little kids have the best ideas– they’re never boring. What a sweetie!

    Like Steve said above, it just makes me smile.