Today I took advantage of my sister’s talkativeness, and let her entertain Violet over the phone. She and my brother were trying to remember when everyone was born.
Given, with evident disdain,
“’97? That’s so young!”
Shown, with emphatic indignance,
“No, I’m eleven; that’s not young!”
And now, in the Things I Never Thought I’d Say category:
“What a nice kiss the monkey just gave you!”
“…yes, I’ll take Ways to Entertain a Baby for 300 please…”
This was overheard while Violet was listening to Auntie Showny on the phone today.
“…and the cow says moo. The pig says oink, oink. The doggy says bark, bark. The bunny says…uhh…”
When a mom and a small child are sharing a public bathroom stall, and all you can hear is a panicked “No! No! No! No!” from the mom, you begin to count the small blessings of being able to go to the bathroom by yourself.