Cliffy may not talk much. But if our exchanges are any indication of what’s to come, I can humbly concede: Me thinks I see trouble.
“Look at the sun,” says I.
“No. It’s the moon.,” says he.
“No, honey, it’s the sun,” corrects I.
“No. It’s the moon,” insists he.
This goes on and on. And the sun is always the moon. Thankfully the moon is also the moon. So, the glass is half full.
And, as I have often expressed here, this non-speaking two-year-old boy has some wicked hand-eye skills. His most recent exhibition is in his ability to catch flies. Yes. In flight. Don’t rush and call Mr. Miyagi. He’s not doing it with chopsticks. Yet.
He presents me with the dead Diptera, and I say, “Oh, you caught a fly.”
“No, it’s a bee.”
“It’s a fly.”
“No. It’s a bee.”
“No. A bee.”
Yesterday, when he came upon a hornets’ nest, he eagerly approached to catch that bee, but the “bee” caught him. Twice. In the face.
And boy was he was howling. At the noon day … moon.
(And yes, I refrained from saying, “Now THAT’s a bee!”)