Rick - my perfect, precious two year old.
Mom - not even close to perfect but trying to keep her head above water.
A typical conversation that makes me smile!
Rick (in a very demanding, frantic voice): "WHERE IS MY EXCAVATOR?"
Mom (not really paying attention): "I do not know"
Rick (becoming more frantic): "WHERE DID MY EXCAVATOR GO?"
Mom (in the middle of doing something): "I do not know, where did you put it?"
Rick (teetering on the edge of loosing it): "WHERE IS MY EXCAVATOR?"
Mom (realizing she needed to stop, look and listen or this would be a full melt down): "Did you look in the classroom?"
Rick (very happy from the classroom): "It is in the classroom!"
Mom (with a sigh of relief): "See, you did not need to get upset, you just need to look around."
Rick (after a moment pause to think): "Do I need to not get upset?"
Mom (thinking maybe this scene will not happen again, yeah right!):"Yeah, just look around next time"
Rick (as if full understanding of the whole scene just hit him): "OK"
And off he rides on his excavator! About five minutes later ...
Rick (In a very demanding, frantic voice): "WHERE IS MY T-BALL?"