L: Daddy, let’s play the chasing game! But we should take our socks off so we don’t slip.
J: I’m going to leave my socks on, my feet are cold.
L: But Daddy, I really, really want you to take your socks off!
J: I’m too cold! But if I slip I’ll take them off.
L: [Thinks for a moment…] Okay Daddy.
L: Daddy, pretend you slipped!
[Jaime purposely slips and falls]
L: Okay, now take off your socks.
L: You said if you slipped you’d take off your socks!!
B: I think someone outsmarted you…
J: You tricked me! But I tell you what, if you catch me, I’ll take them off.
[Frantic chasing ensues]
L: Daddy, pretend you let me get close to you…
[Lucas and Jaime are doing a puzzle of the United States]
L: Um, Daddy, that’s not where Nebraska goes!
J: Oh man, you’re right!
L: Yeah. I guess you’re not the smartest human in the world.
B: What up?
L: I just went potty.
L: But Mommy?
L: You might want to go clean the wall.
L: Mommy, upstairs is Daddy’s bathroom, downstairs is your bathroom, and this is my bathroom.
L: Yeah. It’s special. Try your hardest to keep that in mind.
L: Guess what I know about science?
L: Chicken poop helps flowers to grow! But not human poop.
L: Mommy, I’m all done with my lunch!
B: That’s great!
L: See! Look at my plate. It’s barren!
L: Yup! There’s nothing there!
L: Mommy, at my farm Henny is smart. King doesn’t know anything yet.
L: Yeah, King’s igernant. Wait, what’s that word again?
L: Yeah igernant.
L: Mommy, what does endemic mean?
B: Endemic? Where did you hear that?
L: On Wild Kratts, the one called Lemur Legs. It means an animal that only lives in that place like the lemurs in Madagascar.
B: Oh. Hey wait, if you knew what it meant, why did you ask me?
L: I just forgot for a moment and then I remembered.
[Lucky break…I was going to have to look it up]
L: Mommy, come look! The mouse is living with the owl in my barn!
B: Really? Won’t the owl eat the mouse?
L: No, this owl eats different kinds of mice. It eats technology mice.
L: Maybe we can get Madagascar from the library again.
J: Sure, we can do that.
B: Really? There were some scary parts. If we do we might have to fast forward through the scary parts like where the crocodile swallows the…
L: OR WE COULD JUST STAY CALM.
L: I do like Inside Out better than Madagascar. Inside Out is kind of lovely. Madagascar is kind of scary.
L: Dear God, please help Mommy’s fingers to feel all better. And please God, send us a new glass bowl.
L: Mommy, why are you just standing there?
B: I’m a little nervous to get on the treadmill.
L: Why, Mommy?
B: It’s just hard for me.
L: Don’t worry, I’ll pray for you! Dear Jesus, please help Mommy be brave to run on the treadmill so she can get all better. We love you, thanks, in Jesus Name, Amen. There. Do you feel much braver now?
B: So much braver Little One. ❤