Samples of conversations I had today:
Calvin: Mom, you should get me some video games.
Calvin: Because big kids like video games and I’m trying to act like a big kid.
Everett: How do you take her dress off? (Handing me one of Olivia’s Barbie dolls).
I give it a tug here, a pull there, and hand it back to him almost undressed.
At which point he starts laughing and walking away.
“Naked girl (giggle) naked girl (giggle) naked girl!”
Calvin: Mom, how old do you have to be to get a cell phone.
Me: mmm . . . twenty.
Calvin, looking at me skeptically, as if this is a negotiation and he can win: How about 16?