Olivia: "Mama, let's pretend like it's Christmas!"
Me: "Ok, I love Christmas!"
Olivia: "Let's sing...Deck the 'house' with 'vows' and 'Tommy', Fa la la la la la la la!"
Olivia: "Mom, we got our room cleaned. It looks SOOO good! Don't look in the closet, OK?"
Olivia: "Mom, can I take my brother to school for my Show & Tell item, even though he won't fit in my book bag?"
Olivia: "Momma, I'm still hungry."
Me: "What would you like?"
Olivia: "A popsicle."
Me: "Olivia, when you're hungry, you don't eat a popsicle. You eat something of substance."
Phoenix: "I DON'T LIKE SUBSTANCE!! YUUUUCK!!!"
Me: "It doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl, you're black, white, red, yellow or purple. You can't judge someone by the way they look. What matters is on the inside. Your attitude is everything. Do you understand?"
Phoenix: "Yeah mom, but when somebody is red, it DOES mean they're really mad."
Phoenix: "Mama, can I have a Rice 'Christie' Treat, now?" (I guess since I made them, he thought I named them after myself!)
I took Phoenix to his pediatrician for what appeared to be a bad case of Poison Ivy. This was the dialogue:
Pediatrician: "Phoenix, did you play with any of these leaves?" (Showing him a picture of several
different types of poisonous leaves.)
Phoenix: "Yes, I played with that one " (pointing to the Poison Ivy), "but I took all the leaves off!"
Phoenix: "Momma, why are you always loving on me? You're starting to drain all my juice!"
Me: "Drain your juice?"
Phoenix: "Yes, my heart is full of special juice that makes me love people, and you're pretty much sucking it all out!"
Me: "Oh, I'm sorry."
Phoenix: "It's ok. Maybe you could just give it a chance to build back up, ok?"