Whole Lotta Love

“Guess what?”
– Mama to Amanda, cuddling before naptime

– Amanda, who knows how to play this game

“I love you!”
– Mama, making Amanda smile

“Guess what?”
– Amanda to Mama, continuing the game

– Mama

“Jesus love me too!”
– Amanda, quite pleased


Everything… Except Modesty

“Emily did a good job in school today.”
– Mama, to Grammy

“Is that so! Are you a smart kid?”
– Grammy, to Emily

“Yes, I know everything.”
– Emily, with great confidence and satisfaction

Well…you *said*…

“Cuddle me now!”
– Amanda, insisting

“It wouldn’t kill you to say please, young lady!”
– Mama, correcting

“Please young lady.”
– Amanda, “obeying”

Independence Day

“It’s about time you learned to tie your shoes for yourself.”
– Grammy, to Emily, as we were getting ready to leave the house

“Maybe when I’m about your age I’ll tie my own shoes, but not when I’m 4.”
– Emily, to Grammy, very matter-of-factly

School Daze

“Well, today is Tuesday. What day comes after today?”
– Grammy, trying to tell Emily when the upcoming 4th of July holiday would be

“Grammy, we do that stuff at school time!”
– Emily, who knew the answer, but didn’t want to “perform”

“That’s OK. You’re allowed to think all day.”
– Grammy, who said similar things to Mama when she was little