January 24, 2018: Punny guy.

Rowan:  Dada, can you help me roll my taco up?

Joel: Sure, buddy.  There you go.  Careful, it ripped right there a little bit, so hold it like this…

Rowan:  That’s okay.  Now it’s a TOREtilla!

 

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January 13, 2018: Something like… what?

In the car, listening to music.

Rowan:  I want to listen to something just like this!

Joel and I are kind of impressed with this mature request and start discussing similar artists, genres, and songs from the same album.

Rowan:  No!  I want to listen to something just like THIS!

Me: … We know, buddy.  That’s what we’re talking about.

Rowan:  NO!  I WANT TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS!!

(We eventually figured it out.)

July 16, 2017: Participation Trophy

I was in the kitchen cutting up an evil onion which was making me cry.  Rowan was walking past and literally backpedaled when he saw my tears.

Rowan:  Mama?  How you doin’?

Me: Oh, I’m doing okay, I was just cutting up this onion here–

Rowan:  Mama?  I’m going to give you something.

(Slides his arms around my waist and gives me a hug.)

Rowan:  It’s a trophy for when you get done because I know you’re going to do a good job.

Me:  Awww, thanks, buddy.

Rowan:  (as he runs away to play Minecraft)  I’m proud of you!

Me:  (Real tears.)