Grocery shopping yesterday, I asked Bailey what he thought we should have for dinner. I was expecting the usual "pasatata" or "fry fries" when he slung the shopping basket over his shoulder and ran towards a display of fruits and vegetables. He walked around the island, touching, admiring, looking for just the right thing.
He passed by bananas, pears, apples and all the other fruits. Amused, I watched as he turned to make a second trip. He disappeared around the corner and came back holding a big, orange CARROT!
"Bailey want orange," he said showing me his prize.
"That's not an orange, it is a carrot. You want to eat a carrot or an orange?"
"Yes," he replied.
I shrugged my shoulders and wrinkled up my nose, "Yes, carrot? Yes, orange?"
Sighing he proclaimed, "Yes, carrot orange."
The lightbulb came on. The carrot was orange, so of course it made sense to call it an orange. "Ok, how many do you want?"
"Four," he said going back to get more.
I helped him put them in a produce bag and he carried his treasure all around the store and even cried when he had to give them to the cashier!! At home, as I was preparing dinner (curry) he came into the kitchen and asked for a bite of carrot, ate it and wanted more! He ended up eating half a carrot and wanting more, but I had already added them to the curry.
What happened, here? Where is my vegetable hating little boy and who is this carrot eating rabbit in his place? Miracles never cease!