Marty and I like to take time and spend it with Emma on her own. We don't ever want her to feel like she was pushed aside by the twins, so we do our best to make special time with her. Today, we were all sitting at the kitchen table doing a big puzzle we have been working on for a while. The boys were down for a nap, and it was almost Emma's nap time, but we wanted to have quality time. If you could be a fly on the wall, this is what you would have heard:
Emma: I don't want to take a nap.
Me: You know it's your naptime. You are getting to stay up a little for a special treat.
Emma: I want my special treat to not be a nap.
Marty: Sweetie, that's not an option.
Emma: I have decided that I am Mommy, since Mommies don't take naps. I am mommy! No nap for me!
Me: Actually, I was thinking I would take a nap today. Naptime for Mommy! Yay!
Marty: Mommies either take naps or work really hard. I guess you can be Mommy and stay up and work really hard, if that's what you want.
Emma: Ummm, I have decided I don't want to be Mommy. I want to be Daddy instead. (long pause) Mommy, why are you laughing?
Score one point for Mommy on that one.