…has been brought to you by Maxon Guzek.
We have entered the stage where Maxon has opinions and states them all for all to hear. When we visited Fort Matanzas in Florida, we enjoyed a lovely little ferry ride from the mainland to the fort. The boat was piloted by a short-haired, stocky female park ranger, which did not go unnoticed by Maxon. In case I (and those in the surrounding seats) missed it, Maxon confirmed “that man is driving the boat!”. I whisper to him “Actually, Maxon, that’s a lady.” Clearly proud of his intellectual superiority, he strongly reiterated, “no, Mommy, that’s a man!” I’ll have to remember that toddlers are not known for their subtlety.
In other news, Maxon has also taken to giving most everything nicknames or shortening the words. Some examples:
“Mommy, I’m going to have some yogurt and I’m going to call it ‘yoge’.”
“Maxon, do you want some bagel?” “Yeah, I want some ‘bage’.”
“Daddy, when I have eat my cookie, I’m going to call it a ‘cook'”.
And somehow, a lot of these nicknames are made more clever by pronouncing them instead with an “n”. Cooper has become “Nooper”. “Mommy” has become “money”. The Beast and Dikembe are now “Neast” and “Nikembe”. It gets a little controversial when he starts looking around for his little toy pig.