Caroline (when Madison first started smiling): “She’s not a MADison. She’s a HAPPYison!”
Me: “Did your schoolteacher read you Charlotte’s Web?”
Brooke: “Huh? No. I’ve never heard of Charlotte’s website.”
Spencer (singing to himself): “If you’re happy and you know it then you’re so dumb.”
Caroline (giving me no context whatsoever): “Can you guess what I’m thinking of?”
Caroline (flourishing a paper on which she drew a huge dollar sign across it and saying greedily): “MONEY!”
Enter Caroline screaming.
Caroline: “I wanted the camera and Brooke threw it at my head!”
Brooke (innocently): “Caroline was crying because she wanted the camera.”
Me: “Yeah. And you threw it at her.”
Brooke on her way to time out (mumbling to herself a little too proudly considering the situation): “Yes and I had good aim. It bounced off her head just like I wanted it to.”
Kindness and compassion. We’re working on it.
Me: “Tomorrow we have to move the clocks back.”
Brooke without missing a beat: “Okay. We’ll move Dad’s clock to my room, the kitchen clock to Spencer’s room, and the downstairs clock back up here.”
Me: “We don’t actually move the clocks. I mean we have to move the time.” I commence trying to explain the concept of Daylight Saving.
Brooke: *blink* *blink* “That really makes no sense.”