Lately Shay has come out with some definite gems. These should be good for some laughs:
Shay: "Can we watch 'Dumbo'?"
Liam: "Gumbo the scary elephant?"
Shay: "No... Dumbo is a WONDERFUL elephant!"
Shay: "Is XX* old?"
Me: "Um, I don't think so.... But how old to you think someone has to be to be 'old'?"
Me: "Uh, yeah, then pretty much everyone you know is 'old'!"
* name omitted to protect the feelings of the young!
Shay (singing): "Oh Show-Anna, don't you cry for me! Cuz I'm going to Pajama with my Band-Aid on my knee!"
Me: "Shay, it's time for naps."
Shay: "NO! I don't want to sleep! You just RUINED my LIFE!"
(runs into bedroom and slams door)
One night while the girls were laying in bed with me, I got frustrated because they kept talking and no one was going to sleep. I threatened, "The next person to talk is going to sleep in her own bed!" A moment passed, and then Shay started singing.... Drats, outwitted again!
Speaking of being outwitted....
Me: "You need to obey and be a good example for your little brother."
Shay: "But Liam already knows how to obey!"
Me: "Oh really? And where did he learn that?"
Shay: "From Bryn!