I put Ellie to bed one night, then about an hour later she was awake and crying while I was asleep on the couch. Daddy rocked her for a while and told her I was asleep on the couch (“No Mommy, wake!”). I finally went in to put them both out of their misery and told her Daddy was being so good and rocking her and she needed to be nice to him:
(Pointing to the rocking chair) “No, Mommy rock!”
(Pointing to the door of her room) “Daddy get out room!”
5:24am, everyone in the house is sound asleep:
“No way Jose, Mommy. No way Jose, Mommy.”
Right back to sleep.
At daycare, Ellie asked Marianne to put on Mickey Mouse and Marianne told her she’d do it as soon as she finished what she was doing:
“May-anne, TV DAT way!”, while turning Marianne’s chin with her hands.
Ellie knocked her sippy cup off the coffee table, after she’d just knocked my cup over (with a lid on it):
“Gosh darn it! Water. Fell over. Speeled. Clean it up.”
When Ryan accidentally dropped a roll of aluminum foil on the floor and had to roll it back up:
“Oh Mommy yookie! Happened Daddy?”