Conversations with and around my four year old, otherwise known as Thing 1.
*Thing 2 is shrieking. Again. It is clear that he is pleased with his volume and pitch. I decide it is time to take action before he becomes a menace to society.*
Me to Thing 2, "Do I need to put you in time out?"
Thing 1, "THAT'S A GREAT IDEA!"
*The Things and I are playing with blocks. Thing 1 and I are building and Thing 2 is playing the part of Babyzilla. The scattering of blocks is violent, frequent and obviously filling him with glee.*
Thing 1 looks at me and says, "Maybe you should put the baby down to sleep...."
*The Things and I are eating lunch. Thing 2 is "using" his spoon and dumping soup down his overalls. Thing 1 is nibbling on his sandwich like a squirrel eating an Oreo. I finished two bowls of soup and was cutting myself a brownie for dessert.*
Me to Thing 1, "I ate all of my lunch so I am having a brownie. If you eat all of yours, you can have one too."
Thing 1, "You must be a really big girl!"