Gravity Works

Bear: (Climbing onto the recliner with me carrying the Christmas puppy toy that barks.)

Me: (Squeezing the dog to start it barking) Sweetie, don’t drop the toy

Bear: Ok Mom (drops the toy)

Me: (Leaning down to get the toy) Bear, I just told you to not drop the toy

Bear: (Taking the toy back) Sorry Mom (Drops the toy on top of Betsy) Mom! Betsy took my toy!

Betsy: Really??

Me: (Reaching down to pick the toy up off Betsy’s shoulder) Bear, one more time and you are following the toy.

Bear: Mom, that’s no fair! (Turns his head so it looks like he dropped it again)

Me: (Leaning down to make sure the toy didn’t hit Betsy)

Bear: (Holding the toy by the tip of one of the antlers) Ha Mom! I fooled you. (Drops toy) Uh-oh.

The Rumor Mill

Lady: Noise! I heard a noise!

Betsy: Noise! Scary Noise! Lady heard a Noise!

Ariel from the backyard: Noise! (scratching frantically) I’m gonna die!!! Let me in!!!

Foster Mom: (Lets Ariel bounce in) Betsy? What’s Wrong?

Ariel: There was a noise!!!! We are gonna die!!!!!

Betsy: Noise!!! Scary, Scary Noise! Lady says so!!

Foster Mom: Lady?

Lady: Yeah?

Foster Mom: Scary Noise???

Ariel: Are we gonna die????

Lady: Ummm maybe not

Bear: (Yawning) What?