Schatz: Heavenly Father, please bless this food. Did you know that I helped make dinner tonight? It's going to be really yummy. If you think you can stay for dinner please tell me now. (opened one eye to look around) I could get you a chair. Amen.
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!