Our 3.5-year-old son has picked up a catchphrase/joke punchline from somewhere... but we can't figure out where it came from, his teachers can't figure it out, his daycare teachers can't figure it out, and google has been no help at all. I even thought it might be some kind of mis-pronunciation degradation of something else. But "dinosaur" and "button" are both very clear, and are words well established in his vocabulary... he knows what they are.
Dinosaur, on the button!
There's a few different ways he presents it... the most common is to get our attention with a "hey mom" or "moooommmmiiieeeee...." and when we acknowledge him, he tells us, very matter of factly and proudly, "Dinosaur on the button." At other times it just comes out like a frustrated teenager trying to explain to the old folks why some concert tickets are an absolutely necessity... with an air of exasperation applied to the "on the button" bit. Once or twice, the dinosaur has been on something else... on the sofa, on the window... but it's pretty much always on the button. Dozens of times an hour.
I thought this was a short lived thing, a few days like everything else with toddlers seems to be when they first get it in their heads and are playing with it. But it's not going away, we're easily closing on a month now. I'm not trying to shut it down, we'd love to get into this fascination of his with him and help him explore it... but no clue what it is!
Does anyone recognize this from any kind of toddler media? Books, music, TV, movies? For all I know it's something one of his friends brought into school or daycare in their head and he picked it up from them. (in which case, it would be one of the more acceptable things he's picked up from them.)