The World According to Vincent.

Vincent is a very funny, quite singular little boy.  And every time I’m in danger of thinking he’s a genius, he does something startlingly ridiculous, like getting himself tangled in the baby’s doorway jumper. However, he does have an interesting way with words:

  • His “new blue hat with the train on it” (such is its full & proper appellation, however old it is in actuality) has been missing for a week.  He’s getting used to life without it.  But the first morning of its disappearance he protested mightily, “But I need my new blue hat with the train on it!  I can’t go outside with just my circle head!”
  • As I scrubbed away the pen drawings from his arms, he again protested, and oh the despair, “But you’re changing my life!”
  • In the winter, when he’s running around the apartment in shorts and t-shirt, his response when I try to get him into something warmer, “But I have to see my arms, and I have to see my legs.”  As reasonable as you please.

There’s more, I hope there will always be more; perhaps I should begin a new series of pronouncements by Vincent.  But this is all I can type today. My computer is acting up again.  This time the screen only works when the laptop is open at a 45 degree angle or less.  Oy.

7 responses to “The World According to Vincent.”

  1. “Circle head” and “changing my life”–soo funny & cute!!

  2. Ben, yesterday, during bead-necklace making, on the contrast between his own planned string of similar beads and Josh’s pell mell construction, “I like mine to have a pattern, Mom, like music. ” He then elaborated on the difference between random notes and actual music with rhythm. Just as I began to think he was a genius, he fell off his chair.

  3. very funny post. all our kids are genius’, until they aren’t. hope you are doing well. isabel

  4. This had me laughing and thinking and loving parenthood.

  5. love it. priceless.

  6. I can’t remember when “object permanence” sets in…but maybe that (or the lack of that) accounts for the need to see his arms and legs! I am glad you are recording these things!

  7. Thanks, y’all — though I fairly often forget more than I record!

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