Kids are always saying funny things, but Miriam has had a few especially good ones in the past little while that I thought I'd share.
We were playing in her room this afternoon and she and her stuffed animals were jumping on the bed. I told her she should have Kitty jump on the bed, too. This is what Kitty looks like, except it's a kitty:
Miriam looked at me kind of weird and said, "Mama, Kitty doesn't have legs."
"So of course she can't jump on the bed, you imbecile" was implied.
Also this afternoon, Miriam wanted a snack. Jeremy opened the pantry and was offering various things, all of which Miriam declined. Finally, he asked her if she wanted edamame. This was her response: "No, I don't want edamame! I just had some olives!"
(It's true, she had just had some olives. But that doesn't make this comment any less bizarre to me.)
A couple of weeks ago when Jeremy and I were sick, the Vicks Vapo-rub was out and in use many times a day. One time, Miriam picked up the open jar, smelled it, and then yelled out in an excited voice, "It's lotsa SPICY!"
This one has been going on for a while, but I still don't know where she got it from. From time to time, we pass the hospital where Miriam was born. For fun, I often say, "Miriam, look, there's where you were born!" And one day, out of the blue, she said, "That's where Mama pushed you out!"
(She still doesn't have her personal pronouns quite right, so in this case, "you" meant "me.")
Again, this was a true statement. But it's still a strange thing for a 2-year-old to say.