As a winner of the writing contest, my nephew Chase was allowed to ride on the Chamber of Commerce float. He wanted to wear his robber mask (re: ski mask) on the float. While walking with his dad and brothers...
Chase: Whew! That was close!
His Dad: What do you mean?
Chase: We just walked past a cop! I could have been arrested for wearing my robber mask!
Schatz is a sassy six year old. She is a handful. "Schatz" (Shot-zee) is a German endearment like honey or sweetie.
Early on I decided that I had two options with this child. I could get frustrated with her when she is sassy or bossy; or I could recognize the humor in the situation, grab a pen, and write it down. I chose the latter. Yes, this is real. No, this is not an exaggeration.
In the spirit of fair parenting, I've started peppering this blog with the funny things that my older daughter says and does. You can't make this stuff up!