We got home late from a family birthday party tonight, and I threatened the girls within inches of their lives about bedtime while we were still in the car. (Useful hint: Always talk to your kids about serious stuff when they are in 5-point harnesses,it facilitates eye contact.)
Cut to bedtime. Aubrey and Emma brushed their teeth and got in the bed. In the FIVE minutes it took for me to get Sadie in the bed, both of the older girls got up. Aubrey was actually on the toilet but I think Emma was sleep walking.
My mom ran into Emma in the hallway and said, “EMMA! You’d better get in the bed before your Momma sees you!”
Emma, as always, said, “But…I gotta tell you sumpin’…” She stared blankly at the wall for 30 seconds.
“WHAAT?” My mom asked.
“Uh…hab you seen da new Willy Wonka where dat gull gets turned into a JI-ANT BWUEBERRY?”
For the record, Emma hasn’t even seen it.