*One day Dylan did something especially charming, and I exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! You are the cutest!" He smiled, and answered, "Oh yea, I am!" Jim quickly explained that he should be modest, and answer, "Aw shucks". Me, I say "You're 2 1/2! Be awesome, and know it!"
*He was acting wild during breakfast one morning. Wild, and goofy. I remarked, "Dylan! What are you doing?! Have you lost your mind?!", as he started pouring his juice on the floor. I told him he was done, and got him out of the chair. He ran into the living room while I cleaned up the kitchen. A while later, he came into the kitchen and told me , "Mommy, it okay. I found my mind now".
*One day Jim and I really weren't getting along. I was basically just trying to play with Dylan, and ignore the fact that Jim was in the room, for fear I would explode in front of Dylan. Suddenly I decided I needed to go outside and walk off my frustration. I walked out the door, only to find it was starting to rain, so I came back in. Jim remarked, "He just said, "Oh Mommy left! Now I have to find a new friend"". I went over and gave Dylan a hug, saying, "Dylan, I'm still your friend". He looked at me, then Jim, and said, "And Daddy is your friend Mommy!" A marriage counselor at age 2 1/2! Great.
*A while back, we stopped in Once Upon A Child, and Jim got very excited. Yes, Jim, not Dylan. My 43 year old husband was more excited about the castle and knights that we found than my kid. As soon as we got home, Jim proceeded to have several battle enactments with the knights, horses, lances and swords. Today, Dylan and I were playing with the knights. He was one knight and I was the king. I said, "Ha! Ha! I will get you!", and jabbed his knight with my sword. He did the same back, then shouted, "AND NOW! WE WILL DANCE!!" "Um...okay...is that code for something?... What kind of battle is this, anyway? Take a step back, please!" Don't you wish he ruled the world, though?