[Two 3-year-old boys are at the clinic on Halloween. Boy #1 is fully decked out as Captain Jack Sparrow. Boy #2 is in his everyday clothes.]
Me: (Boy #2), look at (Boy #1)’s costume!
[Boy #2 looks.]
Me: (Boy #2), ask what his costume is!
Boy #1: [looking at Boy #2] Are you. . . a washing machine?
4 y/o girl: I like my cat.
Me: Aww, why do you like your cat?
Girl: Because he hisses at little kids.
Epilogue: Mom clarified that was what she didn’t like about her cat.
[Working with a kid who uses assimilation error patterns for articulation]
Boy: [trying to say “part fish”] Fart fish.
Me, telling a joke: What did the sheep eat for lunch? A baa-loney sandwich!
7 y/o boy: [doesn’t laugh]
7 y/o boy: No, no, you should tell a joke like, what did the snail eat? Macaroni!
7 y/o boy: [cracking up]
7 y/o boy: Do girls have mustaches?
Boy: See? Boys rule.
1st Grade Boy: Lipstick makes your lips pink?
Me: Yup, or it could be red, or purple, or all kinds of different colors.
Boy: I want my lips to be blue.
Me: You want blue lipstick?
Boy: Yeah, it’s my favorite color.
[Working on /f/ sounds in sentences. I give the kid stimulus words and he makes up sentences about them. The word is “goldfish.”]
Kid: The goldfish ate potato chips and died. That happened to our fish. We don’t have fish anymore.