(While watching The Great Mouse Detective)
Me: I loved this movie when I was little!
Tayla: When you get to three like me, you can watch this too.
Tayla: Can I pull the kitty's tail?
Tayla: Why not?
Me: Because it will hurt her.
Me: Yes, she will scratch you.
(Right. That's all that matters, kid.)
(While watching WALL-E, the space ship comes back for Eve and takes her away.)
Tayla: But she's good! She's a girl!
(Teach 'em young. Girls=good. Boys=Bad.)
(Tayla spots a bowl of candy)
Tayla: Ooooh what's that?
Me: That's bad for you.
Tayla: But what is it?
Tayla: I want the kitty to sit on my lap.
Me: I can't make her sit on your lap. She does what she wants.
Me: Because she's a cat and she does what she wants. She has to want to.
Tayla: Make her want to.
Me: Tayla, it's quiet time. Let's read a book and go to sleep.
Tayla: I don't want to.
Me: You don't have to want to. But I'm gonna read this book to your sister. You have to be quiet while we read.
(I read Curious George. About half way through...)
Tayla: I want to see too!
Tayla: Can I have the candy?
(After the book is done)
Tayla: I'll lay here but I'm keeping my eyes open until Mommy and Daddy get back.
Me: Good luck with that.