Noah and Rosie are both stark naked and occupied on their respective receptacles in the restroom, a pre-bath ritual of sorts.
R: Noah, do pwus mine iss.
N: You want to do the plus and minus game?
N: Ok! Rosie, what is two plus three?
R: Ummm … five.
N: THAT’S RIGHT! MOM! ROSIE CAN ADD!
Me: Awesome. Please finish your business so you can take a bath.
N: Rosie! Ok. What is two plus ONE?
R (very pleased with herself): Ummmm … five!
N: (crestfallen) Oh. No. It’s three, Rosie. Two plus one is three.
R: No! Two puss one FIVE!
N: No, it’s not five. It’s three.
R: NO! NOT FREE! FIVE! TWO PUSS ONE FIIIIIVE!
N: (sighing) Ok, Rosie, let’s try something else. What’s white plus elephant?
N: White elephant! See? White plus elephant equals white elephant! Hahahaha! (becoming giddy) Rosie, what is Rosie plus five?
R: Rosie is … five?
N: HAHAHAHAHA YES THAT’S SO FUNNY ROSIE IS FIVE HAHAHAHA MOM DID YOU HEAR HER SHE SAID ROSIE IS FIVE HAHAHAHA!
Me: Please get in the bathtub. Please.
N: You got it right, Rosie! Rosie is five!
R: NO! ROSIE IS TWO! MY BE TWO! ROSIE! IS! TWOOOOOOOO!
Me: Please. I am begging. Wipe your bottoms and get in the bathtub.
Sprucing Up the Joint
We’ve been making some tweeks to the living room lately. I’m hoping to put up some before and after pics, once there’s an actual all-the-way after for taking pictures of. I’m starting to quite like this cheery little (ok, big) room we’ve assembled. It’s coming together nicely, methinks. And I think now we can finally (finally) put our paintbrushes down and give the painting a rest already. (Maybe.)(HAHA I’M KIDDING L.)(Maybe.)
And Now For a Dramatic Reading/Listening by Rosie Mae