Brynna: Okay, so if I promise to clean the cage, buy everything and never teach her to talk, then can I have a Scarlet Macaw?
Maren: I'm going to give you a horsey kiss. Show me how horsies kiss.
Brynna: Can we go to Egypt on Saturday?
Maren: I'm tired and I don't feel good, so I think I should go outside and play instead of cleaning my room.
Brynna: Mommy, I've spent three hours cleaning my room today. How in the world do you expect me to do that during the school year?
Maren: I've lost all hope.
Brynna: Mommy, go and hide your crazy.
Maren: You don't love me because I like Buzzy better than Harry Potter.
Brynna: I think *someone* needs a nap. For like a year.
Maren: I'm tired of picking up clothes. I could just wear a bathing suit every day.
Brynna: I don't think she knows what she's talking about. Maybe ever.
Maren: No, I really liked the movie and the seats were good and the popcorn was yummy. I just didn't have a very good time.
Brynna: Check out my award-winning smile.
Maren: Why can't we just stay in bed and sleep all day long? (Um, because you got up at six? Just a guess.)
Brynna: You are the best mom in the whole world. I don't think you understand how amazing you are.
Maren: You're my favorite.
Just when I think I can't take another minute, they come out with that kind of thing. You know, I think kids have built in pressure gauges, they keep you hot for as long as possible, then diffuse the bomb.