1. One of Trooper's speech therapy homework questions was, 'What might a lady wear on her face?'
His answer, "A pretend mustache like at Easter time. That was funny."
If I owned make-up he would probably know what it is, but hey, when his teacher asked, "Who helps you check out books?" he was able to spontaneously answer 'the librarian', so he knows the important stuff.
2. I said, "Trooper, leave the oven door alone. You know you aren't supposed to play with it."
Trooper answered, "But Mom, I need to let fresh air in."
It turns out he had put a mango in there and he felt he needed to keep an eye on it. Once I realized what he'd done, I told him to put the mango in the fridge. A minute later I followed up with him. The fridge was open and the mango had escaped, rolling under the fridge door far enough away that Trooper couldn't reach it without going around the door, which of course he didn't do. Instead, he was lying on the floor with his arm under the door, trying to reach the mango with his fingertips.
Without him knowing I had seen, I asked, "Is in the fridge?"
3. Grandma White was visiting, and she and Trooper were talking in the living room. Trooper said, "You silly goose!"
"I'm not a goose," Grandma said.
Trooper thought that was hilarious. "No, you're a duck!" And then he must have called her 'duck' a few dozen times over the course of the day. I told her that from what I understand, 'duck' is a term of endearment in the UK.
4. In speech therapy, a question in the game was, 'What do bees do with flowers?'.
Trooper's answer, "They do pollination."
His therapist was at a loss for words for a moment, and then she congratulated him and said something about them also making honey (which of course he knows). Just don't ask him to identify the letters of the alphabet.