Me: Ellie honey, there’s an appraiser coming over to the house this morning. He’s going to be here for just a few minutes and maybe take some pictures.
Ellie: Is it the plumber?
Overheard conversation with Ben to cat as he was petting her head. “Yeah, that’s right. I wanted a bird, but instead we got you.”
Ben to Ellie: I brought a pizza home for dinner, but you and Mommy can’t have any. It’s all for me.
Ellie to me (rolling her eyes hopelessly): Mom, we just can’t listen to him when he’s like this.
Me: Ellie, do you think your butterfly, Izzy made it to her family reunion in Mexico yet?
Ellie: I don’t know Mom. It’s a long way. I’ll need to look at a map when we get home to see.
Ellie: Mom, I picked some fox tails and want you to hold them to keep them safe. If you get hungry, it’s okay to chew on the ends, if you want. Oh, wait. Not the FUZZY ends.
Ellie: Daddy! Don’t open the door when I’m going potty! I need “privace”!
Ben: So sorry.
Ellie: Dad! I finished putting my dudes in the potty. I’m ready for you to wipe my bumpus!
Me: Ellie, you really like to watercolor, hu?
Ellie: Yep. It’s really pretty complicated.