Here are some of Clara's recent words of wisdom.
The other night, Clara is running around the laundry room playing a game she calls: "Stop.Go." It involves her running around like a maniac and stopping when I say "Stop." and running again when I say "Go. " Clara thinks this is hilarious.
CLARA: (out of breath) Ok, Mama. Now it's your turn. You run around and I'll say stop.
ME: No, Clara. I think I'll just sit here.
Clara, shakes her head slowly and walks over. She climbs up onto the chair next to me and pats my knee.
CLARA: Ok...let's talk about this.
Or last night, the wonderfully potty trained Clara pooped in her overnight diaper while trying to fall asleep. I change her diaper.
CLARA: UGGGGH! What's that smell!!!???
ME: That's your poop. It's a lot less smelly when it goes in the potty, right?
Clara thinks for a minute while I finish changing her.
CLARA: Mama...don't ever eat poop.
ME: Good advice.
CLARA: Also, don't ever drink Wee wee.
ME: Also good advice.
Clara clambers into her crib, and I try not to think what event may have prompted this sage advice.