What did you say?

Haven't had one of these in a while. Here is a selected reporting of things over heard in my house or said by the children when I was near by.

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Sophia: Mommy why did Isaiah put part of the chocolate box in the toilet?

What had happened was, I sent Isaiah to throw something in the trash. Since he came back from the kitchen without it I assumed he had completed the task. Some minutes later Sophia declares that she's going to the bathroom and runs off. A minute or two go by and she comes running back to ask the above question. Isaiah apparently got lost on the way to the trash can and had to improvise.

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Ethan: Oh! What are you making?
Me: I'm cleaning the stove but when I'm done I'm going to make mac and cheese.
Ethan: It's macaroni and cheese not mac and cheese.

Well excuse me.

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Someone: What colour is the baby?
Sophia: Pink!
Me: What colour are you?
Sophia: [Looks down at her shirt.] Blue and purple!
Me: What colour is Mr. John?
Sophia: Black and green!
Mr. John: Just like a swamp monster.

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Med Student in ER: So, what brings you here today?
Ethan: Umm, my mom.
Med Student in ER: [Pause] Okay, that's a good answer.

The med student made sure to more carefully construct his questions to Ethan after that.

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Isaiah: Good bye! All done!

I was about to attempt combing his hair.

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The following exchange took place last night as I was reading her a chapter from a Magic Tree House book.

Me: We're going to have to build you a tree house some day.
Sophia: Tomorrow?
Me: Uh, no.
Sophia: Saturday?
Me: No.
Sophia: Sunday?
Me: No dear.

A few minutes later after reading and talking about something else.

Sophia: Maybe you can build me a tree house on Monday.

I have a feeling I'm going to find her and Ethan out in the yard someday with my tools trying to build tree house on their own.

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