I’ve always loved 2 year olds… they are just sooo funny!
I was teaching Kai to sing ‘Where is Thumbkin?’ Then the other day as we were walking into a store he was asking me to sing the Pumpkin song with him… ? After a bit of back and forth and watching his hands we figured out that he was asking for ‘Where is Thumbkin?’. I emphasized that it was Thumbkin… see my thumb… Thumbkin… and then we sang as we walked.
Later in the car he again asked for the Pumpkin song…
Mom: Kai… it’s Thumbkin
Kai: No, No, No… this is a guy… this is Pumpkin
Mom: Kai – look – this is your thumb (wiggles' thumb in the air) – this is Thumbkin
Kai: No, No, No… this is a guy (also holds one thumb up in the air)… this is Pumpkin (holds other thumb up).
Mom (chuckling): Kai – see my thumb? This is THUMBKIN!
Kai: No, No, No… THIS is a guy (again holds one thumb up in the air)… THIS is PUMPKIN (holding up other thumb)!
Mom & Granny (both laughing and holding thumbs in the air) KAI… this is a thumb… (wiggles thumbs for emphasis) THIS is THUMBKIN!
Kai: NO, NO, NO! (now annoyed that both Granny and Mom are so STUPID)… THIS is a GUY (also wiggles thumb up in the air)… THIS IS PUMPKIN (holding up other thumb)!!
…of course by this point both his Mom and I are laughing like the idiots the boy thinks we are.
So it’s official… this is a guy (holds one thumb up) and this is Pumpkin (holds other thumb up)!