Wow… they do listen!

In the middle of a discussion between Daddy and the girls on how whining only works when parents give in…

“So… why do children continue to whine at the park or the museum… ?”
– Daddy, trying to prompt the girls to arrive at the answer “Because their parents give them what they want when they do”

“Because they never want to come back there again!
– Amanda, showing that she understands that lesson, anyway 🙂

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Waterfowl among us

I have an idea what, Daddy!”
– Emily, indicating that she may have the answer to a now forgotten question

“What?! What?! What?! What?! What?!”
– Amanda, indicating that she can be rather annoying when she wants to be

“What’re you, a duck?”
– Daddy, indicating to Amanda that she is indeed being annoying

“AMANDUCK!”
– Emily, indicating that she’s developing quite a sense of humor

“No, she’s a girl duck!”
– Mama, indicating that Emily probably got that sense of humor from her

Watch out for the watermelon!

“Look! A squirrel eating watermelon.”
– Daddy, glad that the rinds he left on the porch railing were being enjoyed

“EEEK! A squirrel-eating watermelon?! (Dramatically) Who knew a fruit could be so savage?”
– Emily, making her father very proud…