- Picking Sarah up from day care -
Group of kids standing around a large bucket.
Sarah: No! Don't do that! (screaming, bending over the bucket)
Me: No, Sarah, don't be rude.
Sarah: But he's taking all the dirt!
Boy: See the worms! (showing me his hand)
Sarah: But I wanted them to dig big holes!
Me: Well, the worms need to be in the ground or they will die.
Sarah: Oh! Ok!
Getting into the car
Sarah: Worms don't go in the bucket. They might die.Me: That's right.
- Supper time -
Me: Sarah, eat your supper.
Sarah: No! That's disgusting!Me: Eat it or wait til breakfast...
30 minutes later - happy plate
- Bedtime reading Sarah a story -
Me: Brian, would you want to fix that thing I wanted after this. (as he walks past the door)
Brian: What thing?
Me: You know that stuff I said I wanted to have.
Brian: Oh! That stuff! Do you want it in a reusable container or edible container.
Me: I'll take a reusable container.
Never mention ice cream to a 4 year old at bedtime. Use code when necessary.
- 20 minutes after lights out -
Sarah: Mom! Come in here!Me: What?
Sarah: I don't have a clock in my room!Me: Because you don't need a clock in your room.
Sarah: But I need to see what time it is. (she can't tell time)
Me: Well, we will put a clock in your room later.
Sarah: What's later?Me: Not tonight. Another time.
Sarah: Oh, ok.