The following little dialogue (written in Caleb's own language) took place just now as Brandon and Caleb were working on building a fire. Caleb doesn't like being in the backyard by himself these days because he is afraid of the neighbor's cat. So, Brandon had brought a load of firewood inside and left Caleb for a moment. The little man followed soon after with a sad look on his face.
Caleb: "Daddy, you keep not staying with me."
Daddy: "Oh, did I come inside without telling you?"
Caleb: "Yeah, you walkeded away from me. You got away from my love."
Daddy (smiling): "I did, did I?"
Caleb: "Yeah, I love you."
(and as they were on their way back outside...)
Caleb: "You're my best friend."
Caleb and I have this ongoing thing when I am affectionate to him and he wants to be playful. He turns to me grinning and says, "I get away from your love." And, I say something like, "You can't get away from my love." And then it goes on from there...something like The Runaway Bunny story by Margaret Wise Brown. Until now, Daddy hasn't really been a part of it...so we both thought this was pretty funny....and random.
I really like these two.