Brooke: “Mom, is it okay if I get things wrong on purpose at school?”
Me: “No. Why would you want to?”
Brooke: “Because if I get it right they make it harder, so can I just get some things wrong so they don’t make it too hard on me?”
Always strive for mediocrity there, Brooke. We’re so proud.
Madison was playing with one of Brooke’s Lego animals. Upon noticing, Brooke snatched it out of her hands. Madison’s entire body shook with rage as she shouted out the best insult her not-quite-two-year-old mind could come up with: “Na, na, na, boo, boo, I SEE YOU!”
One evening as we were reading scriptures Madison noticed that Dallas had turned his hat backwards and couldn’t get over it. She kept repeating, “Mom! Daddy’s cool!”
This happened way back at the beginning of the school year. Brooke was in a bad mood about having to get into the routine of doing homework again. This was her finished paper:
Me: “Why are you making your lines so complicated?”
Brooke: “What? If my teacher is going to force ME to do work, I’m going to force HER to do work to find out my answers.”
After church one day, Caroline greeted us with this paper. Four kids and a very suspicious question mark there. For the record, there is no question. We are NOT expecting baby #5.
Caroline: “Mom, I love you from A to Z.”
“Actually, I just love you from A to B.”