Emma: Hey mommy, do you know what windows are for?
Me: Uh…to let fresh air in?
Emma: No, to let stinky farts out (rolls down window).
Me: Hey Emma, the people singing this song are in a group called U2. And they spell it with a letter U and a number 2. Isn’t that funny?
Emma: Ha! Well, they just don’t know how to spell in English.
Me: I’m a kitty! Meow!
Kate: No, they don’t say meow! They say (licks the side of my face) Like dat.
I walk into the kitchen to the girls peeling oranges and squeezing them into a cup.
Me: Oh yay! Are you making some fresh squeezed orange juice?
Kate: No, orange go pee.
Me: Hey Kate, let’s have a dance party. Bring me the remote.
Kate: Here you go, Snow White.
Me: Snow White?
Kate: You look like her. You Snow White. Ah-ah-ah-ahhhh (singing) Sing, mommy. Like dat.
Nana was in town.
Emma: Nana! I’m going hunting with daddy! If you saw me in my hunting outfit, you would think I’m a tree. A tree with a face.
I was unloading groceries. Emma looks at a package.
Emma: Hey! Does this say Hy-Vee?
Me: Yep! Good job, Emma! Did you read that?
Emma: Yeah! Wait, is that a sight word?
I was reading a book about the stars to Emma.
Me: (from book) If you were to drive in your car to the sun, it would take 173 years to get there!
Emma: Well, that’s not really true. There is no road to the sun.
Kate: I like your toes.
Me: Thank you!
Kate: I like your hair.
Me: Thank you!
Kate: (silent and stares at me for a few seconds) Ok, do me.
I was outside and noticed someone picked all my flowers that I just planted.
Me: Hey! Who picked my flowers?
Emma: It was Kate!
Me: Kate, you can’t pick the flowers.
Emma: (turns her back to me) He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not….
I was laying in bed with Kate in the morning.
Kate: You hear dat?
Me: The birds outside?
Kate: Yeah. They talkin’ to me.
Kate: Here mommy. Hold dis. It heavy. (a backpack full of toys)
Me: Oh, well here. Let’s take some toys out. Take this (play) phone out.
Kate: Noo!! Not phone! It’s charging!
I got home from Target.
Me: Kate! I got you some more ponytail holders!
Kate: Good job, Mommy!
Kate: What does a cow say?
Kate: What does a cat say?
Kate: What does a tiger say?
Kate: What does a chameleon say?
Me: A chameleon?
Kate: Yeah. A chameleon.
Me: Uh….hmmm..well….hmmm…Who told you about chameleons?
Kate was on our hammock. She yelled at me to help her get off.
Me: Just roll off, Kate. (Her friend) Colton can do it!
Kate: He’s not here!
Me: Let’s call Uncle Coocoo.
Kate: No, he sad.
Me: Why is he sad?
Kate: Cuz I don’t want to talk to him.
Kate was in a meltdown mode in the pantry. She wanted something she couldn’t have…candy or something. I told her no, offered her another snack. Kate was still in meltdown mode so I walked away. I let her throw a tantrum while I went into another room. I could hear her screams then, like a light switch, it was silent. Kate walks into the room I was in and throws a can of black beans in my lap.
Kate: (pouts) Yes.
Emma: (in other room) Ahhhahahaha! She wants beans, Mom! I whispered in her ear while she was crying, ‘do you want black beans, they’re your favorite!’ and her cry stopped like magic! It was like magic, Mom!
I was upstairs and could hear the girls playing downstairs.
Emma: Let’s play puppy!
Kate: Ok! Ruff!
Emma: You need to go outside, puppy? Here you go!
Kate: (can hear her crawling on the floor) UhhhhhhhHUH!
Emma: Yay, puppy! Big poop!
Kate: Your turn!
I was walking back home from picking up our mail with Kate. We could hear something loud in the distance. Like a shotgun or fireworks or construction.
Kate: Dat fireworks?
Me: Well, maybe…
Kate: Yeah. Fireworks. Over Cinderella’s Castle. It’s far away. I can’t see them.
Scott walks in the house after work.
Scott: You girls need to pick this mess up.
Emma: We didn’t do it! It must have been a ghost!
Scott: It was you. Clean it.
Emma: Well, I guess I’ll pick it up. But it’s still a mystery! I still think it was a ghost.
I’m currently wrestling with letting Kate skip a nap and she goes to bed early or giving her a nap and she is up very late. Last night, she was up at 10 pm and she wanted to call her Nana.
Nana: Hi Kate! What are you doing up so late, baby girl?
Me: She had a long nap today. I don’t know what to do.
Kate: I not tired.
Nana: Well, you need to try and go to bed. It’s late! Go lay down in your room for a little bit.