Randomly in the car the other day:
Adam: When are we going to plant some beans and grow a giant beanstalk so we can climb up to the sky and see a giant castle?
Me: I don't know. We need magic beans for that.
Adam: We have magic beans!
Me: We do?
Adam: Yeah! Remember? I didn't eat my magic beans (aka soy beans) at dinner the other night. And you saved them? They're in the refrigerator still. We can use those!
Later, at bedtime, I made up a story about Adam and the Beanstalk...
Me:....so Adam started to climb up the beanstalk...
Adam: And Daddy, too! I don't want to go by myself.
Me: Ok, so Adam and Daddy climbed high up into the clouds and started to walk across the clouds to the castle...
Adam: We jumped on the stepping stones that were in the clouds, so we didn't fall through!
Me:.......(fast forward) And they jumped down and Daddy chopped down the beanstalk and they were safe!
Adam: Yeah, because Daddy's really strong! He used his muscles to chop it down! And the giant fell to the ground and fell into a mole hole. And the moles were happy because they eated him all up! They were really happy because they were hungry!!
While running the mile race:
Me: Do you need to take a walking break?
Sarah: No, I'm ok Mom, but if you need to walk, I can just run slower.
The kids have all been reading the Magic Tree House books this summer. Jacob told us he was reading the Silverware book. I racked my brain, trying to figure out what he was meaning and asked him to say it again. It finally clicked...he wasn't ready about SILVERWARE...he was reading about the Civil War!