Are you ready to rummmmmmmmmmmmbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*cue house music*
Round One (yesterday)
Mommy Librarian: Athena, if you take your nap, we can go see some dancing penguins, okay?
Athena: Dancing penguins?
ML: Yep. At the movies. But you have to go to sleep now. You have to really take a nap or we won't go.
Athena: A nap?
Athena: Then we see penguins?
*one hour later*
Athena: *sleepily opening her bedroom door* Mommy?
ML: You wake up?
Athena: *barely audible* I wanna see penguins.
Round One goes to... TIE! (Mommy and Daddy should have specified a longer nap)
Round Two (Yesterday)
ML: Athena, if you don't stop throwing your popcorn, we're leaving the dancing penguins.
Athena: *throwing popcorn* I wanna go see Daddy (who is currently in the breezeway letting Marcus crawl around)
Athena: *running around the theater, after giving Daddy a cursory hello*
ML: We're leaving
Round Two goes to... TIE (Athena didn't seem to care and we didn't get to see how the movie ended)
Round Three (This morning)
ML: Athena, do you want orange or banana for breakfast?
Athena: mmmmmmmm.... Dora Snacks!*
ML: That wasn't a choice. Orange or banana.
Athena: *whining* Dooooooooooora Snaaaaaaaaaaaacks!
ML: Fine, you get an orange.
Athena: Noooooooooooooooooooooooo... no orange! Dora Snacks!
ML: *peeling a Clementine* How about an orange AND Dora Snacks?
Athena: Noooooooooooooooooooo... no ORANGE!
ML: Okay. This orange is for Marcus then.**
Athena: Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! My orange!
ML: No, it's for Marcus
Athena: I WANNA ORANGE!
ML: Okay, here you go. Marcus will be so disappointed.
Athena: *taking the orange slices to Marcus and sticking them in his face* MINE! MY oranges!
Round Three goes to MOMMY! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
*For the offspringless, Dora Snacks are gummy snacks in the shape of characters from Dora the Explorer. If you have a dark sense of humor, as we do, you will find these very entertaining as your daughter says, "This is Benny the Bull! I like him! I eat him!" and then gobbles him up. Classic chuckles all around.
**For the record, I would not feed my eight-month old whole chunks of Clementine, in case you were worried.