Yesterday's conversation with KK (age 4) and Hew (age 2) in the car driving home from pre-school:
Hexe: There's another bus - see it.
(wildly trying to distract Hew from a major meltdown)
KK (tauntingly): The bus is on my side.
Hew (screaming): No bus is on my side!
KK (raising her voice): No my side!
Hew (screaming louder): My side!
(keep repeating last two lines at increase levels)
Hexe (screaming): Stop screaming! The bus is on both your sides!
(Bus is long gone along with my sanity!)
Later in the day . . .
Hexe (exasperated): KK, just give your brother one pair of the princess shoes. And stop taking his purple, sparkling purse!