Me: Jakob, it’s time to go.
Jakob: In a minute.
Me: No, we have to go now.
Jakob: No, not now. In a minute. You need to wait.
My thoughts – I clearly overuse certain phrases.
Me: (Upon coming downstairs and seeing milk spilled on the counter, on the floor, and down the front of the dishwasher.) Joshua, you need to get a paper towel and wipe up your mess.
Josh: (Happily eating a bowl of cereal.) I didn’t make that mess, the milk did!
Sarah: Mom, are people really born who are part boy and part girl?
Sarah: Is it common?
Me: No, it’s pretty unusual.
Sarah: Can I tell Daniel he’s really part girl?
My thoughts – I think I liked my conversation with Jakob better.