"Can we waste some money?"~
Ethan, 4 years old responding to my description of how gambling in a slot machine location we were driving by is actually just wasting money.
"I don't think that's appropriate, Mama."~
Luke, 8.5 years old correcting me when I offered to tape record an episode of a new network TV program of world-racing expedition including daredevil sports.
"Purpose is my middle name."~
Graham, 5.5 years old quickly denying wrongdoing by welcoming mischief when accused by Luke of "hurting (him) on purpose."
"I'm sorry that you sleeped'ed all night."~
Ethan, passive agressively blaming Andrew for catching up on some Zzzz's during the evening hours after he had worked 4 consecutive night shifts, when Andrew came to tuck the boys into bed
before leaving for work.
"I'm so confused."~
Graham, in defeated response when misunderstood and too tired to make the effort.
"Mama. You shrunk."~
Luke, assessing his growth by insulting my height.