After telling Alexander that I was feeling pretty tired and grumpy, he said, "that's okay, Mommy, I still like you when you're grumpy. I love you any way you feel."
Alexander has gotten to the stage in reading where he doesn't want any help with challenging words. He abruptly reminded me of this tonight when he said, "Shhh! You're the second vowel!" (When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking...)
Avery announced in the car today that she had a really big boogie on her finger. When I said, "Wow! How did that get there?" She proudly answered (and demonstrated) "I had to put my finger in really far like this!"