Toddler Quote: How Moms and Dads Differ

Mom and daughter were talking yesterday when my 2.5-year-old daughter announced our two cats are her sisters. That led to a discussion about how the anatomy of cats and people differ, and then the following exchange took place:

Mom: “What makes Mama and Papa different?”

Little Miss:  “Well…well, Papa is a man.”

Mom: “And I am a lady.”

Little Miss: “No, you are a mama because you have biiiiiiiig feet.”

Mom: “What about the fact that I gave birth to you and breastfed you?”

Little Miss: “Well, but you have big feet so you are a mama.”

In other news, my daughter has authored her first song. She told me about it over dinner. It’s called “Potty Song.” She wouldn’t sing it for me until she was on the potty, but she divulged that the song “has lots and lots of cats.”

The lyrics are included below. They are not set to any discernable tune, but Little Miss prizes the ability to shout the words as fast as possible. Although the frequency of repeated words varies, we decided during our bathroom jam session that each word must be repeated at least four times.

The Potty Song
by Little Miss

“Potty! Potty! Potty! Potty! Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!”

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