As the children's day stretches into evening, and they are readied for bed, we have the most interesting discussions. Fortunately, my husband is almost always home to help ease their transitions, giving me a few minutes in which I might catch my breath.
Daddy: Ellie, what do you say to Mommy?
Elizabeth: Thank you.
D: No, Ellie. What do you say to Mommy after plugging the toilet with all that toilet paper?
E: YAY, ELLIE!
D: No, no, Ellie. You made a mess and now there's pee pee all over the floor. What do you tell Mommy?
E: (Reluctantly) Sorry.
Daddy: This is Jimi Hendrix. He was really good at playing guitar.
Jake: (Considers this for a moment) I'm really good at hopping!