Just a glimpse into the world of my sweet Little's head and the conversations we have:
- Little's perspective on using mouth-wash: "Mom! Big's and me’s mouthwash is made with alclahol! And we drinked it!!! Are we gonna be drunk in our sleep?!?" (I should have prefaced this with the information that we now have 4 package stores within 3 miles of our house! And, our son is a fantastic reader who is quite inquisitive about the things he reads, such as store names! He's read these stores' names countless times and asked many questions in front of his "innocent" sister!)
- One morning, as Little was getting out of the car to go into Pre-K, she rather grouchily and firmly states, "I’m just not really good at this school thing!!" (That day, Little came home having committed 5 classroom rule infractions! May be she was on to something....)
- This is a conversation between Little and me one afternoon after school:
Little: "Okay. I'll be right back!"
Me: "Where are you going!?"
Little: "To get the paddle! I need to argue with you about something!"
- This is a conversation between Big, Little and me one morning while fixing hair for school. Little was sitting on my bathroom counter and Big was standing beside me while I was combing Little's hair:
Me: "Big, please don't burp and be gross at school today."
Little: "Big! What do you do in Fart Class?"
Big and I look at Little in surprise and quizzically say, "WHAT? What are you talking about?!"
Little, extremely aggravated with us: "IN FART CLASS! WHAT DO YOU DO?"
Me: "Do you mean ART class?" (just a few days before this, she saw the word 'Art' on the wall in the hallway next to the art classroom and asked what kids do in art class)
Little, almost in tears she was so aggravated: "NO!! LAST YEAR, AT OUR OLD SCHOOL, WHEN BIG USED TO SIT ON THE BENCH AFTER SCHOOL AND EAT A SNACK, THEN GO TO FART CLASS!!! WHAT DID HE DO?"
Me: "Are you talking about 'Wednesday School?'"
Little: "NO!!!!! FART CLASS!!!"
Me: "Do you mean 'After School TUTORING'???" (i should tell you, my children call the healthy and normal act of flatulence 'tutoring'!)
Just like flipping a switch, Little's attitude completely changed and it was as if she was the happiest person in the world!
Little: "Yes! (smile, smile, head nod)"
Me, thinking to myself but super-powerfully refraining from voicing this thought: "BI-POLAR MUCH???!!!"