I actually have meant to write this down when it happened just after Christmas, but got sidetracked. I have to write about it, so it goes on permanent record somewhere because it was just too absolutely hilarious, and I thought that you might get a kick out of it as well.
The kids and I were at the table eating dinner, or maybe lunch - I can't remember which. We were having leftovers, ham, potatoes and gravy, stuffing...the works from our Christmas meal. I noticed that Alex had eaten all of his ham, barely having touched anything else on his plate. Knowing of his fondness for meat in particular, and having A LOT of turkey and ham left over, I offered him some more ham. He eagerly accepted.
After I put the ham on his plate, he picked it up enthusiatically with both hands and very passionately (if you can even imagine a four-year-old passionate) and exclaimed, "Oh, Patricia!"...
Now, we don't know anyone named Patricia, and as far as I'm aware he's not watched any cartoons which have characters named Patricia, but he said the name with such conviction that I have to believe he got it somewhere. Surely he didn't think the pig's name was Patricia.
It completely threw me and I couldn't even stiffle my laughter. It was one of the funniest things I've ever heard him say, and the way he said it...well, I guess you'd have to be there....so funny.