We do carpool these days. The girls ride to school with Katie (Kinsey) and her son rides home with me. Earlier this week...
Maura (calling down the hallway): Miss Katie's here!
Schatz (jumping up and down as the Kinseys' Jeep pulls up): Miss Katie's here! Miss Katie's here!
Schatz grabs her backpack and follows her sister outside to the driveway. I was doing something in the back of the house so I was coming into the front room when Schatz came back into the house moping and head sadly drooping.
Schatz (throwing her backpack down on the couch): It's not Katie yet. It's just Mr. Kinsey.
Me: Well, grab your backpack. Mr. Kinsey must be driving you to school today.
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!