Conversations I’ve recently overhead between the girls and the animals. I don’t remember who was saying what so these are my best guesses.
(As two monkeys wrestled on the balcony.)
J: Hey, hey! Are you loving each other?
(Monkeys continue to squabble)
J: You aren’t loving each other!
A: (To a third uninvolved monkey) Will you go over there and tell them they need to treat each other with kindness?
If you’ve read long enough, you’ve probably observed a pattern, The Littles spend large chunks of everyday working on their culinary skills in the dirt. They can’t bring dirt in the apartment so they other day I walk out to this scene.
A: (Softly and sweetly) Okay, just open your mouth and eat what Mama made you.
Turtles head retreats further into it’s shell.
A: Don’t go away from me. Come out and eat your food, it’s yummy!
And lucky for the girls, not so lucky for the turtle, it has zero chance at a quick retreat.