I just got home from work. I gave Will a hug, and Katie reached up to have a group hug. As we three were squeezing each other, Katie said, "The family is all back together!"
Me: "We're going to Bed Bath and Beyond."
Katie: "You mean like 'to infinity and beyond?'"
Katie: "Today is Monday, the best day of the week!"
Me: "Why is it the best day of the week?"
Katie: "Because I get to go to school today!"
"I'm take care of-ing my children." --Katie, with her dollies lined up in a row on the futon
Me: "Why do these toy turtles have snails riding on their backs?"
Katie: "Because the snails are even slower than the turtles so they're getting a ride."
Katie got to be the flower girl in my niece's wedding. She enjoyed playing with the ring bearer, a little boy her age. She asked me, "How come some ring bearers don't wear bear costumes?"
Katie: "Mama, let's play Hide and Go Seek."
Me: "No, I don't want to play that. What else do you want to play?"
Katie: "Let's play Find the Duck!"
Me: "Oh yeah? How do you play Find the Duck?"
Katie: "Well, one person counts to twenty and the other person is a duck and hides from them and they can't say quack while they're hiding or they'll be found."
Me: "Isn't that Hide and Go Seek?"
Katie: "No! Because we're ducks. It's Find a Duck."
Katie and I planted three tomato plants. I said, "Maybe the snails will eat them like they did in that episode of Oswald?" Without hesitation, Katie replied, "I've got an idea! We can build a scarecrow, only we'll call it a scaresnail!"
Katie's been on a Mary Poppins kick lately. First thing this morning she said, "Mother, I have a question. How come in England people speak English and we speak English too? And I have another question. How come in England this is called a nursery but here it's a bedroom?"
"There's no place like home...except for Power Play, because there are more games." --Katie, after watching The Wizard of Oz.