Excerpt from a phone call I received today:
Nannie: Kate, this is your mother. Kate, how do you spell your daughter’s name?
Kate (confused & wondering, “Did I spell Gracie’s name wrong somewhere? Uh oh…”): G-R-A-C-I-E
Nannie: NO. Let me spell it for you. T-R-O-U-B-L-E. And that’s with a CAPITAL T.
Kate: Oh no…
Nannie, to my daughter: Trouble, your mother is on the phone and she would like to tell you your name!
Gracie: (on the phone breathing)
Kate: Oh Gracie, what have you done now??
What sort of trouble has your toddler gotten into lately? And, is it as hard for you as it is for me not to LAUGH when you’re supposed to be stern? Happy Friday!