Jack: Mom, can I get this lego toy? Pleeeaasssseeeeee?
me: (I look at the box, then at him, then back at the box, then at him) Sure.
Jack: (pauses ready for a fight) Huh? What?? … Yayyyyy!!! You’re the best mommy ever!!
me: Okay let’s go home and play.
Jack: Yes! Best idea ever! Can I do the swiping at the register?
me: Get in the car, and buckle up.
Jack: Can I help you steer up the driveway? (he knows he’s on a roll)
me: Sure, come up here and sit with me.
Jack: (beaming) I’m driving!
me: Well not exactly, but you’re helping.
Jack: I’m driving!
me: Ha ha. What do you want for dinner?
Jack; Oh, can we just have a sandwich?
me: Okay, that’s easy enough.
Jack: Really? I don’t want any fancy fish or something that is all cooked and gross. I mean…Sorry!
me: No problem. Go watch Sponge Bob while I make it.
Jack: Really? Yayyyy!
me: (few minutes later) Okay here’s the food, scoot over.
Jack: What? In here? We can eat and watch?
me: Yep, but not Sponge Bob.
me: I thought you might want to see Home Alone again?
Jack: (gasps with delight) Really!??? (he trips over his own feet getting up to find the movie) And we can eat and watch the WHOLE thing?
me: Of course! We have enough time before bed.
Jack: Oh I love you soo sooo much Mommy! (many hugs and kisses)
me: Really? Food and videos is all it takes?
Jack: And toys. And driving your car.
me: Oh yeah.
Jack: What’s for dessert?
Jack: WOW! We never get those!
me: Well, they’re the organic Newman’s kind.
Jack: Yessss! I love Newman’s! That’s the best end to the best day ever! Even if it’s organic, you still tried your hardest.