Some of the conversations around our house this week:
Me: Abby, we cannot play the Connect Four game, because you did not listen. If you can listen and follow direction we can play it another night.
Abby: But I can't be good! I don't know how!!
Rob: Knock, knock.
J.T.: Who's there?
J.T.: Cow who?
Rob: Cows don't say "who". They say "moo!"
Me: Abby, you left your boots behind the (freshly planted) garden. Go get them, but DO NOT walk in the garden.
Abby: (Stares longingly at the muddy rows) Okay. (Walks slowly out to red cowgirl boots. Picks them. Throws them in the garden rows.
Me: Don't. You. Dare.
Abby: (weighs odds and lifts left foot)
Me: (not repeatable in polite company).
J.T.: Mom, I can't find my shoes!!
Me: Did you look in your closet?
Me: (looks in closet and, ta da! There they are.)
Connect Four game in progress. Chips are Sponge Bob and Patrick.
J.T.: I'm smart. I'm Patrick.
Abby: I'm smart. I'm Patrick (holds up a Sponge Bob chip).
11 months ago