[4-Year-Old on Early Retirement]
Ellie: So. Mom and Dad. We have jobs at school. Every day we can pick what we want to do.
Me: How fun. What are your favorite jobs?
Ellie: Weather Reporter and News Reporter. BUT. You know WHAT? You can also go on v-cation! It’s not a trip or anything. You get to just sit back and relax. I never knew about that one. That’s my new favorite job.
[4-Year-Old Pawning of Baby on 5-Year-Old]
Ellie: Hey Lucy? Do you want a baby in your tummy?
Ellie: Me neither. Mom says it pinches when it comes out. That’s why I’m going to adopt a baby. Do you want to adopt a baby?
Ellie: Great! Then, maybe you could feed my baby or change its diaper for me when I have other things to do.
[Is Maya a Respite Care Provider or is Your Mommy Just Lame? When to let the "Autism Cat" Out of the Bag.]
Lucy: Hey Ellie, Maya’s coming to our house tonight.
Ellie: Oh. Maya comes to your house in the evening and to our house in the morning.
Lucy: Yeah. She comes for my brother because he has a hard time sometimes. I wonder why she comes to see you?
Ellie: Well, sometimes my Mom has a lot of work to do and doesn’t always have time to play with me.
Me: [holding breath and forgetting to exhale...dangerous, for said conversation took place while I was driving.]
[Tank Top Reprise]
Ellie: Mom, are you wearing a tank top?
Me: We’ve been over this. Sometimes I wear tank tops. Sometimes you wear tank tops. Sometimes you wear short-sleeved shirts. Sometimes Mommy wears short-sleeved shirts. It doesn’t really matter (tank tops, tank tops, tank top).
Ellie: So can I wear a tank top?
[Job Opportunity with Exceptions]
Ellie: Mom, I think I want to be a doctor when I grow up. But, I’m going to have to close my eyes when I give shots.
*Note: Please refer to the first conversation of this post…it’s not boding well for Dr. Ellie Hypodermic Caribbean Cruise, MD.