Toby and Anton in ConversationToby and Anton in Conversation

Five-year-old Toby has always been chatty, but now two-year-old Anton is giving him a run for his money. It’s so much fun to hear the wacky yet earnest things that come out of their mouths. Here are a few things they’ve busted out with recently…

Toby: “We need a house with a garage.”
Me: “Why?”
Toby: “Because maybe we would open it and there would be a tractor.”

Anton: “Talk somethin’ fireman.” (when he wanted a bedtime story about fire fighters)

Toby: “Mama! You got a delicious haircut!”

Toby: “Who are you going to dinner with?”
Alex: “That chick over there.” (pointing to me)
Toby: “Why are you calling Mommy a chicken?!”

Me: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Toby: “A driver.”
Me: “A race car driver?”
Toby: “A minivan driver.”

Me: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Anton: “A spider.”

Toby also still has his imaginary family (his wife, Bo, and two kids — Matt, 6, and Janna, 2), along with Brad and Mary, the couple friends they go to dinner with. They come almost everywhere with us, which means we’re often running late while Toby installs Janna’s pretend car seat in his pretend minivan.

Toby’s teacher: “Toby made my day today. He told me, ‘You look too young to be a grandma!’ ”

The boys in action:

What cute things your little ones saying or doing these days? I would love to hear…

P.S. Toby in conversation as a two-year-old and three-and-a-half-year-old and almost four-year-old. Plus, the day the boys first met!