Someone’s on the naughty list

Me: Caro, you need to behave better for the next few weeks or Santa won’t bring you any presents.
Caro: (doubtfully) Really? Well, I guess we’ll see how that goes.

  • Caro: Can't I stay home while you go to your work meeting?
  • Me: No, you're too young to stay home alone yet.
  • Caro: But my teacher says I have an old soul!

Things you don’t want to hear yelled from your bedroom: “Mom! I have a handful of ketchup!! Oops! Hey, try not to put your feet in these shoes for a couple of days, okay?!”



Leaving for preschool: Caro stops dead in the doorway and screams, “STOP!! I didn’t accessorize!!”


It’s not a rock concert

Caro’s continued quest to get us kicked out of our church: they started playing one of the hymns today and she stands up and yells “I already heard this one!!!”


Well, we were all thinking it

  • Pastor: What did you pray for today, little girl?
  • Caro: I was praying for church to be a little bit shorter next time.

She's onto me

  • Caro: Can you turn on the GPS please?
  • Me: Why? We're just going home from preschool.
  • Caro: Yeah, well, I'm tired of getting lost, so how about you turn it on just in case.

Lucky me

  • Me: Caro, I need about 5 minutes of quiet time.
  • Caro: Well, you're in luck. I just ran out of things to say.

I'll take what I can get

  • Caro: Mom, this dinner is not yucky.
  • Me: Wow, is that the best I can do?
  • Caro: Well, apparently.

Get well soon

  • Me: Caro, let's make a get well soon card for our friend who's going to the doctor tomorrow.
  • Caro: What will the doctor say? Oh, I know. "No more monkeys jumping on the bed."