Adam was taking a little by-himself respite in his bedroom, and so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to mop the kitchen floor and get up all those things he's left there over the past few days. I told Mark to stay off the kitchen floor so it could dry, but of course, that was when he needed to come into the family room.
No, I told him. Walking on the floor will get your socks all wet.
A few minutes later, he asked again, from the edge of the kitchen floor (not on it) closest to the family room door.
"Can I come into the family room?" he asked.
Really. The floor was dry by now. "Okay," I told him, "the floor is dry now."
Then I looked. He had taken off his socks so that they wouldn't get wet.
Have I mentioned lately how LITERAL three-year-olds are????
I laughed until I had tears in my eyes, and told him that he could walk on the floor if he needed to.
And, dear readers, thank you for your participation in Identify Those Lyrics! I liked the Home on the Range suggestion, but I think you'll laugh when I tell you it's the next verse (who knows which verse in the grand order of the song) from "When the Saints Go Marching In" (also known as "When the Six Goes Marching In"):
"Oh when the band
Begins to play
Oh when the bamboo gets to play...
Oh how I want to be in that number
When the bamboo gets to play!"