We had small group the other night, and after we put all the kids to bed, someone thought they heard Ali crying upstairs. I went up the stairs, and heard her having a full conversation. I opened the door and she looked at me funny and said, "I'm just talking to myself up here!"
Thursday was my first day to do any Christmas shopping without Ali tagging along with me - Chris' Mom was coming over to keep her. At breakfast, Ali asked me where I was going while Nana was here. I told her that I was going Christmas shopping. She got an astonished look on her face and said, "You're going Christmas shopping without ME?!?! Don't go Christmas shopping without ME!!!!"
One day she'll understand how necessary that is.
That same morning at breakfast, I was singing "Santa Claus is coming to town." She immediately got a horrified look on her face and said, "He's not coming to MY house, is he?!!?!?"
Me: "Well, yes, because he's going to bring you presents!!"
Ali: "I don't want his presents if he has to come to my house!"
Me: "Well, what if he came in the middle of the night when you were asleep and left them?"
Ali: "And he'd be gone when I woke up?"
Me: "Of course!"
Ali: "Okay. He can come. If he's gone when I wake up."
Sometimes you teach your kids words and don't even know you've taught them. Ali was sitting on the potty trying to poop, and she told me very matter-of-factly, "I'm going to poo poo in the potty so that I can be happy and you won't be stressed anymore."
I was putting on my makeup one day, and she pulled a tampon out of the cabinet and gave it to me and said, "Here Mommy, can you put this in your mouth?"
She was observing her belly button one day and told me, "If I unbutton it, my legs will fall off." Obviously, someone's been teasing her. Pop.
Chris was getting her ready for bed the other day, and she yelled out teasingly, "Daddy, you're a diaper!!!!!"
We knew exactly what she was saying in adult terms.