My niece, N, is so funny. Maybe it's the age (5) or her role in our family -- I don't know, but she says a million funny things a day and I can't keep track of them all.
But today, I am writing three of them down for you all...
When I picked up N and E to bring them to my house this morning to watch them for the day, we'd barely begun driving when N had a big announcement to make.
N: Tia! Guess what!
N: When we were in our house, E and I sneezed at exactly the same time.
me: Oh ... how funny is that?!
N: I don't know. (long pause) How funny is it to you?
Almost to our house...
N: Well, Tia, all E's crunchies are gone.
me: Okay, well, let's throw that can away then so it can stop rolling around the van.
N: Yeah, E was hungry and she ate some. Now they're all gone.
me: She does like crunchies.
N: Well, she ate some ... but I forgot to tell you that I ate the rest.
me: Ohhhh. That's nice of E to share, but those are mostly for her because you can eat actual food for snacks and we get those baby foods just for E's snacks.
N: What?! There are too many for her. She needs to share or she'll never finish the whole can by herself. I was just helping her get to the bottom.
And then a little later at our house...
N: Tia, did you remember to buy a big bag of almonds? (Note: I munch on almonds all the time and she's developed an extreme liking for them lately ... now I can't keep up with either of our demands.)
me: No, I'm a bad, bad Tia.
N: No, you're not! And I'm going to buy you a present.
me: Oh, really?
N: Yes, a wedding dress, new shoes and a tiara!
me: Who am I marrying?
N: Nobody. You're going to prom!
Update -- one from this afternoon ...
N suddenly seemed extra cuddly and nestled herself into my side while I was sitting on the floor playing with E. Then she looked up into my eyes and spoke softly to me.
She said, "Tia, you sure have a big head."
I just lost it in laughter.
She said, "What? You do have a big head, so why are you laughing about it?!"