"I need some vitamin D."
"I need some vitamin D, please."
"Um... (puzzled, racking my brain)...Would you like some milk to drink?"
"Yes." (If she had known the word "duh," she would have used it.)
"Madeline, what animal am I thinking of? It has a loooong neck."
(I'm going to have to up my game.)
"Mommy, is this your shirt or Daddy's?"
"Well, it looks like Daddy's."
"Madeline, who is playing basketball tonight?"
"Yes, who else?"
"And who is our president?"
(We try to cover the basics in this house.)
"Dear Jesus, thank you for everything that you give us. I hope you have a good day. Amen."
"Once upon a time, on a beauuutiful day, there were two lovely people. They were happy because they could throw things and there were so many flowers all over!"
(Her utopia: flowers and permission to throw any/everything.)
Yes, three-year-olds are great fun.
When they're not doing this:
"Mommy, what kind of cup is this?"
"An orange one."
"What kiiiinnd of orange one?"
"A plastic orange one."
"Well, WHAT KIND of plastic orange cup is it?"
... (5 minutes later) ...
"It is a small, plastic, orange cup with a handle on it and no pictures. It is light and smooth. It is from Wal-Mart. I bought it for you to drink juice out of."
"Well, what kiiiind..."
"MADELINE. THERE IS NO KIND. IT IS JUST AN ORANGE CUP. NO MORE TALKING ALLOWED UNTIL MOMMY SAYS SO. DRINK YOUR JUICE."
That right there is the ultimate Madeline-ism.