We found ourselves trying to describe Venice to the Nugget recently, "There are no streets, just canals of water. So people use boats instead of cars." The Nugget paused and then asked earnestly, "So they don't have cars? They don't have big 'ol used car sales?"
Another thing to add to the, "I never thought I'd say this to my kid" list. Spork's favorite Christmas gift was a set of wooden slicing foods from Cabbage and Bean, so he's often wielding the play knife and presenting us with freshly sliced play produce. Today he got a little creative with knife play and started drumming with it, then jabbing it around, until I heard Daddy firmly utter this gem, "Spork, we do NOT stab."
The Nugget, on wardrobe choices:
-"Today I will wear my snowshoe shirt, but tomorrow I will wear my fabulous airplane shirt."
-(heaving his stocking feet up on Daddy's chest) "Look, Daddy, my green socks are camouflaged on your green shirt!"
Spork's newest hair product of choice is whatever food is smeared on his hands at meal time. He recommends squishing it between the palms before a generous application, then really working it through the curls with your fingers. He can't vouch for the resulting hairstyle but this product does result in bath night 85% of the time, which is a great result if you happen to be a water baby.
Spork has a new dance, where he waddles wide-legged in place (reminiscent of a sumo wrestler preparing for battle), then finishes with some "I'm a maniac" running in place. If the Nugget can channel Will Ferrell, Spork calls upon the late Chris Farley for sure. To further support this claim, we have thrice witnessed him run full speed into the storm door.
Pictured: Spork in snowpants. Has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but doesn't it make you smile?