Charlotte crawls away…
Me: Charlie! Where are you going?
Vivi: She’s going to Boston.
Vivi (after hiccuping): Mommy, I just hicced up.
Vivi (shouting from the next room): Mommy, Charlotte go pooped!
Practicing her foreigner speaking Ebonyx…
Vivi: What it means lunch?
Vivi: I’m axing you a question, Mommy. Why its lunch?
Me: Because it’s lunch time, so we are going to eat.
Vivi: No. Aghhh. I know it be’s time, I wanna know what is lunch?
Me: Oh, we’re having peanut butter and jelly.
Vivi: NO! I know THAT already!
Me: I’m not sure I understand your question, honey.
Vivi: Oh, nevermind.
Telling me like it is, after I banged around some pots and pans…
Vivi: Mommy, do you know what “taking it easy” means? [pause for effect, hands on hips] It means you should stop being so loud, don’t make as much noise, and be quiet.