While I was folding laundry upstairs, I heard the following conversation take place between N and his Aunt L:
N: Whassis, Yins? (His name for her)
AL: It's a maraca.
N: No it's not. It's a shaky!
AL: That's what it's called - a maraca.
N: IT'S A SHAKY!!
I laughed right out loud!
M has been funny today, too. I don't know where he got it, but all day, he'll get my (AL's, Daddy's, our friend's) attention, then hang his head, sometimes putting it down on the nearest table or piece of furniture, and say morosely, "I'm so sad." We've been asking him all day why he's sad - because other than saying he's sad, very sadly, he's behaving quite happily - but he just keeps repeating it. I guess he does it because it's making us laugh, now, but I have no idea where it came from!