Jose had blood drawn at a doctor’s appointment and ended up with a nasty-looking bruise.
Emma: “Ohhh look at that boo boo. Who did that to you?”
Jose: “The phlebotomist.”
Jose: “The person who drew my blood. She’s called the phlebotomist.”
Emma: “The hippopotamus?”
Emma: “Charlotte is my best baby. I love her. She loves me. She loves herself…”
As I’m loading Charlotte into the car, Emma is standing in the middle of the backseat. She spots some spare change in the car’s cupholder and grabs a nickel.
Emma: “Look a coin! When Captain Hook comes I will give it to him.”
Me: “Hey Emma, look at these flowers!”
Emma: “Oooh they are pretty.”
Me: “They’re called snapdragons.”
Emma: “What did you say?”
Me: “That’s the name of the flower — snapdragon.”
Emma: “Do they have dragons in them?”
Me: “Six and four makes ten.”
Emma: “No Mommy, six and four makes sixty-four.”
We’re at the zoo sitting next to a small fountain that has a few coins in it.
Emma: “Look Mom, coins!”
Me: “Yeah. People like to throw coins into fountains and make a wish.”
Emma: “Can I have a coin?”
Me: “I don’t have any change. You want to pretend to throw a coin?”
I hold out my empty hand. She takes the imaginary coin and throws it in.
Me: “What did you wish for?”
Emma: “I wished for Santa Claus to come!”
Me: “Well, Christmas isn’t for a while but that’s still a good wish.”
Emma: “Yeah. Hey Mommy, now it’s your turn! Here’s a coin.”
She holds out her hand. I take the imaginary coin, and throw it in.
Emma: “What did you wish for?”
Me: “I wished for you and Charlotte to grow up into big awesome girls.”
Emma: “Oh Mommy, that’s not a good wish!”
Me: “Really? I thought it was a pretty good one.”
Emma: “Let’s do it again and you can wish for a Christmas stocking!”