Owen is a very funny boy. He is seriously funny. He likes being funny. And it is often hard to be in his presence without laughing at something he says or does. Here are two of his latest favorite phrases:
- "I have a plan!" Today, for example, the four of us were on a long walk. K & O were pushing their babies in their strollers. Every time a car would go by we'd all stand on the side of the road and wait for it to pass. Owen, of course, had to wave --enthusiastically-- at every single car as if the people in it were his long-lost friends. Also, Owen, of course, would announce to us from time to time that June was watching the car too, June was walking with us, June was in the stroller, June was helping him push the stroller, etc. (at one point June was even in his pocket-- ???). Anyway, we were all standing by the side of the road, waiting for a car to pass. Owen was inching too close to the edge of the road and it was making Braydon nervous. Braydon sternly told him to back up and move away from the road. Owen held up his hand shoving his palm in the air in Braydon's direction (as in, 'stop talking' or 'you're now talking to the hand') and said very confidently: "I have a plan!"
- "I'm thinking about it!" Today, for example, the four of us were in New Hope. We were by the river and K & O were feeding the ducks. Owen was questioning whether the duck food was exclusively for ducks or whether he could eat it too. It was duck food (like, grain), and we were repeatedly telling him that it was only for ducks and that he should not eat it. He held up one morsel of duck food and examined it very closely. Then he held it close to his mouth, said, "I'm not going to eat it," and then announced matter-of-factly, "I'm thinking about it!"