Me: Nora, what did you have for snack at school today?
Nora: Pretzels. They were yellow. Circles and sticks. They were gluten.
Me: You mean they were gluten-free?
Nora: No, I mean they were gluten, not free.
Nora: Mama, have you ever seen or heard of a scooter without handles? ‘Cause I just saw a brown shirt boy riding by on a scooter without handles.
Me: Yeah, it’s called a skateboard.
Nora: Oh. (giggles)
Me: Frances, where’s Baby?
Frances: (sadly) Dunno. Me lost her!
Me: Oh no! You did?
Frances: (looking around, spotting Baby) Me find her!
Me: Oh good! Where was she?
Frances: She hiding. Under book.
(Love me some cave girl speak!)
Frances: I ludge you, mama.
Me: I ludge you too, Franny.