Emma, filling out a junk mail form:
Phone number: [writes our phone number]
Best time to call: NEVER
Mike, explaining bedtime from a night when he put all three kids to bed on his own:
Well, first we were talking about black widows and brown recluse spiders, but the kids thought that was too scary. So I told them about less-scary spiders, but they said, "Dad, this isn’t helping." So we talked about butterflies and they fell asleep.
Driving home from school:
Johnny: Emma, I think the girls in your class are all so pretty! But just the girls.
Emma: Maybe because the girls have fancier clothes than the boys.
Johnny: Yeah. The girls do look so fancy! But the girls are just so pretty!
Reflecting at bedtime:
Emma: I think sometimes when you be too fancy, you look kind of funny. Like the stepsisters in Cinderella.