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Aptly enough, yesterday Simon mastered the concept of, well, yesterday.

Matt came downstairs to watch him while I went up to grab a shower and asked Simon if he needed a diaper change. The conversation went something like this:

Matt: “Simon, do you need a new diaper?”

Simon: “No, I’m fine.”

Matt: “So mommy changed it?”

Simon: “Yes, yesterday.”

He used the same word in a different but correct context later yesterday, too. This is pretty cool; up to now “yesterday”, “today”, and “tomorrow” were pretty meaningless for him. On the other hand, if he was trying to avoid a diaper change, he’s going to have to get a lot craftier in his responses.

Apropos to nothing, we also had this hilarious exchange yesterday, which took place when he saw a commercial for giant cupcake molds. [Aside, do we need bigger cupcakes?]

Simon: “I want the cupcake, Mommy.”

Me: “That cupcake? The giant cupcake?”

Simon: “Yes, Mommy.”

Me: “But Simon, a cupcake that big wouldn’t fit in your tummy!”

Simon: “It doesn’t go in my tummy, Mommy. It goes in my mouth.”

I thought this a pretty crafty response for a just-turned three-year-old. It also strikes me as the beginning of a more sophisticated pattern of argument from him. Since arguing is my favorite sport, I’m (almost) looking forward to watching those skills develop. Bring it, Simon!

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