A conversation yesterday, while buckling Elise into her car seat. We had just left the Apple store. It was a frustrating hour-long errand. Tristan was still strapped into the stroller on the sidewalk.
Me: Should I get Nay Nay or leave him on the sidewalk?
Elise: Leave him on the sidewalk.
Me: But who will take care of him if we leave him?
Elise: Mama will take care of him.
Me: But how will Mama take care of him if I leave him there?
Elise: Silence. Presumably thinking.
Me: Should Nay Nay go home with us?
Me: So Nay Nay should stay there and someone else will take care of him?
Elise: No, Mama will take care of him.
Me: Ok, nevermind.
Elise: Mama, go get Nay Nay.
And then it occurred to me that most of my conversations with grown adults sound about the same.