Leyton: (Bringing me an etch-a-sketch with a straight line on it)..."Look! It's a princess in the castle!"
Me: "Wow! What an artist you are! Good job."
Leyton: (Drawing another straight line beside the first).."Yeah, princess lives in the castle and she's scared."
Me: "Oh, no, why is she scared?"
Leyton: (Drawing a circle beside her). "She needs juice!"
Typical. Leyton is obsessed with juice. It doesn't matter if he just downed 3 glasses. Leyton "needs juice." Hurt feelings. "I need juice." Hurt finger. "I need juice." Boredom. "I need juice." As I am typing this (seriously)..."I need some juice!" Seriously...he just had some (I promise)!
Once upon a time....
Me: "Laci, look I got you a new shirt!"
Laci: "It's got words on it!"
Me: "Yeah, it says "Once upon a time...!"
Laci: "Ohhhh...once upon a time, there was a little girl named Laci who lived in a castle and sang "Somewhere Out There!"
Typical. Laci is obsessed with the song "Somewhere Out There" from the movie "American Tail." Laci can you sing us a song...(sings)...somewhere out there..neath the pale (pitch that only dogs can hear) moon-light. Someone's ta-tinking of me and woving me tonight!"
Me: Laci, can you sing another song?
Laci: No, I sing Somewhere Out There!
Me: Laci, sing Twinkle, Twinkle.
Laci: No, you not gonna make me sing Twinkle Twinkle!
Me: Please, teach us another song!
Laci: (Crossing arms over body)..."Hmmph...no I sing Somewhere Out There (sings loudly and VERY off-key)...SOMEWHERE OUT THERE..."
Once upon a time....
Frankly, Scarlett Seth doesn't care to tell "once upon a time" stories. He's too cool for school.
Me: Seth, do you have a once upon a time story?
Seth: (Eyebrows raised in disgust)....an adamant "NO!" from him.
Typical. The only thing Seth feels strongly about is "going fast" and getting his back rubbed. Matter of fact, when I returned from my trip to Las Vegas yesterday, the following occurred.
Seth: (Clapping and jumping up and down when he saw me)...."Mommy's home! Mommy's home!"
Me: Seth, I missed you sooo much. I brought you a surprise back with me!
Seth: Yeah! (climbs into my lap). "You wanna rub my back?"
Me: (Starting to rub my fingers through his wild, just woke-up hair).
Seth: "Hey! You not gonna rub my head! You gonna rub my back (while looking at me very sternly).
Me: (laughing) Oh I'm not, well I thought I could rub your head?
Seth: NO NO NO! You NOT gonna rub my head, you gonna rub my back!"
Seth: (grabs my hand and puts it on his back).
Once upon a time, there were three triplets with VERY different personalities!