My sister was telling me the FUNNIEST story this afternoon on the phone. She's been training kids to flush the toilet since the first day of potty training. Her kids are 6 and 4. She was cleaning up and Willow was in the bathroom doing something.
My sister: I need you to flush the toilet, sweetie.
Willow (age 4): It wasn't me!
My sister: Okay. It wasn't you, but you were in here. So if you see the toilet needs to be flushed then flush the toilet or else our house is going to smell yucky.
Willow: I know, Mom. That's why I turned on the fan.
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!