Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Two quotes, different children
My 3-year-old son is playing on the hard floor of our living room with a wooden train set.
“Mama, I see an ant!”
[Mom is walking in from another room.]
“We need to make it dead.”
[He smashes the ant with a train.]
“Mama, we have to take it outside so it’s not dead in our house.”
[Side note: Although he gladly squashes insects, he is opposed to eating meat, so we've stopped using the words chicken and turkey at the dinner table.]
My 6-year-old daughter is reading a book when Mom received a phone call about an “impromptu short notice play date” with my daughter’s friend. For this quote, I’ve replaced her first name with Sister.
“Sister, would you like to have a play date with Jessie?”
“Mama, I’m reading.”
“SISTER! Would you like to have a play date with your friend Jessica?”
“Right now. They’re coming over.”
“MAAA-MA! I’M R-E-A-D-I-N-G!”
“Can you put your book aside to play with your friend?”
“I’ll just read faster.”
<Sitting, reading in the living room.>
“Sister, get the door.”
“SISTER! Answer the door. Your friend is here!”
<angry growl, stomping to the door with book in hand>
She lightened up once her friend was in the room.