My kids are in an emotionally volatile place. Right now, because it is afternoon, but they don’t really nap anymore. Later this afternoon, because they won’t have had dinner yet. In the late evening because they ARE NOT TIRED. Tomorrow, because it will be a school day. And, just generally, because they are children. I haven’t […]
“Eenie, meenie, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the . . . face! ” “Do you mean, ‘Catch a tiger by the *toe*’?” “Nope.” Go out there, friends, and catch the tiger by the face.
Me: Ella, please come in to help set the table for dinner. Ella: I am not [Ella]. I am Queen Chila. Me: Queen Chila? Ella: Yes. I am a ruler of a far-away land. Me: I see. And what brings you to my kitchen? Ella: I am on vacation here. Vacation from all my problems. […]
I was standing in the kitchen, diligently cleaning and putting stuff away (read: eating sesame crackers out of the bag while standing in front of the fridge with the door open) when Ella came bursting in. She had been playing across the street at her friend’s house, so was out of breath from running fast […]
Ella: Is there a cost to my surprise present? Me: Yes! A kiss. Ella: Hiissssssss. Me: No. A kiss. Ella: Hiiiiissssssss. Me: No! K- K- Kiss! Ella: I don’t understand your point.
(My youngest daughter, D2, is at the wonderful age where she almost completely grasps conversational language but does not completely grasp the world. I find this a magical, hilarious time in all of our lives and try to capture her fantastic dialogue for all to enjoy.) D2, in the car, planning her future happiness. D2: Mom, […]