Zach- "This is so good, I could just eat the whole cake!"
Me- "I know, I could, too."
Zach- "Just me, you, Dad, and Drew!"
Me- "That'd be a lot of cake for just the 4 of us!"
Zach- "Yeah. We would have to have will power."
Me- "How do you know what will power is?!"
Zach- "Well, it's when you have to not do something you really want to do."
I stood there for a few seconds, dumbfounded that my almost 4 year-old could explain will-power to me, but then I vaguely remembered something about will power in a Frog and Toad story. I said, "Is that in one of the Frog and Toad stories?" and Zach confirmed that it is. Then he explained to Mike how Frog and Toad are eating all the cookies Toad made and they need to have will power. Then right before bed we read that exact story, and sure enough, the way Zach described will power is exactly the way Frog describes it to Toad. It's good to know he pays attention when we read! I've had a sneaking suspicion that maybe the word "depressed" is in one of the Frog and Toad stories (see previous post), but I skimmed through it tonight and couldn't find it, and I asked Zach if it's in there, and he said that it's not, so I'm still not sure where he's heard that word.
Anyway, after he finished licking his beater, we went into the bathroom to get cleaned up. He looked in the mirror and saw his face and said, "I look so yummy, I could eat myself!"