When I need you, I need you.

V: Is that poison ivy?
D: No.
V: Is it banana? [Pointing to plantain leaves.]

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“Daddy, take a shower. Your armpits are stinky.” – Talia, when I leaned over her to help her at breakfast.

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“Mom, when I need you, I need you. And that’s a rhyme.” – Annie, at 4 am on the couch snuggling

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“Hey, where did my shade go?” – Talia, walking into the sunshine, out of the shade.

Yucky lemonish

“How does the potty work to flush because it looked hot!” – Emeth, after flushing the toilet while the power was out. I had told him that we could still flush the toilet without electricity, but that we needed electricity to get hot water. So naturally, if the toilet water looked hot, one would wonder how it could flush.

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“Have you ever licked your scab before? It tastes kind of yucky lemonish.” – Emeth