From the month of May...
Scene: Lying in bed. I've been reading to Zuzu and now I'm reading my own book.
Zuzu: Mommy, I want you to read to me.
Me: I'm reading my book. You read your book.
Zuzu: I can't! I don't know my words.
Scene: In the basement, playing with Coco.
Zuzu: Coco, are you going to make a choice to come over here? Or is Zuzu going to have to come get you? Make a choice!
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Scene: David gets off the phone with his grandma and tells me that his mom has broken her arm.
Zuzu: (very concerned) How Grandma Connie break her arm off?
Zuzu: Grandma Connie trip over her sister and break her arm off.
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Scene: Zuzu has selected bandaids as her prize from the peepee (now poopoo) prize box.
David: I'm going to put the rest of these bandaids back in the peepee prize box.
Zuzu: No, Zuzu want to keep them with her.
David: Well, you can keep these (gestures to the three in her hand), but I'm going to put these back.
Zuzu: Daddy, please don't stress me out.
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Scene: Playing in the backyard. Zuzu got her clothes wet and took them off.
David: Go inside and put on clothes.
Zuzu: No! I no want to wear clothes.
David: Well, have Mama help you put on your swimsuit then.
Zuzu: No! I want to be a stinker.
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Scene: Playing on the patio with Coco and a Minnie Mouse doll. Zuzu pushes Coco over. I run to comfort Coco, David lectures Zuzu that it is not okay to push over her sister.
Zuzu: Minnie did it!
(David and I exchange alarmed looks as we wonder about sociopath behavior in toddlers and lying)
Scene: Zuzu is riding her scooter, Minnie is lying in her path.
Zuzu: Minnie won't let me pass!
Me: Minnie is being naughty tonight.
Zuzu: (giggles) Yes!
David: You should put her in timeout.
Zuzu: (hops off scooter, picks up Minnie, puts her in chair next to David) You sit here in time out.
David: No talking, Minnie.
Zuzu: No talking! You just sit here and cry.