And seriously, who can understand a 3 year old's ramblings??!? I just stare at them blankly thinking "am I seriously supposed to understand what you just said? is that even English? have your parents been teaching you another language? I bet that's it... a special alien language that no one is supposed to be able to understand.." But I typically just lightly smile and say "... whaat?"
This is synopsis of one of our conversations yesterday:
me: ".... who has a mustache?"
child: "_sister's name_!"
me: "your sister has a mustache?"
me: okay there are apples in front of you.... "do you want an apple?"
me: I have no fucking clue where this is going... ".... whaat?"
child's father: "rearrange the words for what she's trying to say."
me: does this child feed an apple to a cat, and celebrate by drawing a mustache on her sister? "......."
child's father: "Her and her sister have a cat and his name is mustache"
me: "Ohhhh..." where the hell does the apple come into play...
I think I need to read more books... or take a course... I need... more... planning!