Alexis. Oh, Alexis. I love her dearly but she gave her mommy a run for her money the other day. Answer for everything I tell you. She did a little time in time-out today. I told her I was pretty frustrated with her behavior and we needed to do a better job of listening, You know...the Mommy-mantra.
Alexis: Ummm..Mommy, are you happy?
Me: Yes baby, I'm happy. Especially now since you're being a good listener and doing like I've asked you to!
Alexis: Good. Because I don't want you to be mad, or angry, or frustrated, or, you know...things like that.
(Did she just say "or, you know...?" She did. She said things like that.)
Alexis: ...And I want you to use nice words Mommy. You know, nice words...like Spanish...rojo. And some Chinese too.
Me: Sí, niña.