Dad: I'm gonna eat your noooose...
Kennedy: NO!!! DON'T EAT MY NOSE!!
Dad: I'm gonna eat it! Here I come!
Kennedy: NO!! [holds out her hand] Here, eat my fingers!
Me: Have you already had one?
Kennedy: [with chocolate all around her mouth] No.Me: Kennedy, are you telling me the truth?
Kennedy: [looking away from me] Yes.(I confirm with her grandmother that she has, indeed, had a brownie. After a "time-out," we discuss:)
Me: You know, if you would have told me the truth, I may have given you a brownie. I was just asking if you'd already had one. Next time, just tell me the truth.Kennedy: Ok. I'm sorry. I had a brownie.........I had 2 brownies. So I can have another one.
Me: I'm sorry, honey, but I've already told you no.Kennedy: I think maybe I had 3 brownies.
(first day of preschool- orientation)Teacher: Everyone say hello to Harley [a boy in her class].
Kids: Hello, Harley.Kennedy: Hey! I have a dog named Harley! And she's white! [points to her teacher] Just like your hair!
Kennedy: Mom, I super really love you.
Me: I super really love you, too.
Kennedy: I always like you.Me: I always like you, too.
Kennedy: [after a long pause]...except when you're mean to me, like when you tell me I have to go to bed.