Emily is very much her own person (trust me, she doesn't love making crafts because she sees me doing them), but part of the fun of parenthood is seeing your own sayings and arguments reflected right back at you. For what it's worth, here are some recent ones:
- Mommy, you can't wait to go use the potty! You have to go to the potty right away when you feel like you have to go!
- Mommy, you can't be mean to me, because Elliot will see you being mean to me and think it's okay for him to do it, too.
- You did it, mommy! You practiced, and practiced, and then you did it! I'm proud of you.
- Don't cry, mommy. I'll go get you something to eat!