Recently Simon bounced up to me and exclaimed, "Dreams!"
Dreams? I thought. Is Simon about to tell me his aspirations? Or could he have had a vision?
Then Simon said, "Dreams on!"
Dream on? As in, "Mommy, if you think you're going anywhere today without me having a meltdown you can dream on!"
Again, he said, "Dreams ON!"
I was perplexed. Those of you who are fluent in toddlerspeak know that in some words vowels are arbitrary, but in others consonants are. So deciphering what a toddler is saying is all about the context... I noticed that he was holding a pair of jeans in his hands.
"Simon," I said, "would you like to wear your jeans today?"
He smiled really big and said, "Ooo-wES!" (That's Simonese for "yes.")