1. WHAT DO MOMMIES DO?
Sophie, holding a baby doll: I'm her mother.
Me, prying: How nice! What do you do when you're a mommy, sweetie?
Sophie: Change dirty diapers.
Me, still prying: What else do mommies do, hun?
Sophie: Put clean diapers on.
Me, trying a new tactic: What do mommies say, my dear?
Sophie: DON'T TOUCH!
2. THAT LOOKS GOOD.
So yesterday, Mister comes home from a long and tiring day. I have my back turned by the stove as he passes through the kitchen. "Mmmm, that looks good," he says. I'm flattered, practically blushing, because I'm preparing an herb crusted salmon fillet and roasted beet salad with feta and pine nuts for dinner. I turn (to accept further praise) only to realize he was referencing the leftover peanut butter sandwich on the counter that Sophie ditched from her lunch.
3. THIS IS HOW YOU GET THINGS DONE.
This morning, I caught Sophie doing this:
She found a pair of my heels and figured Mommy's "tall shoes" could help her reach a toy that was just out of her grasp.