My wife and I are babysitting a friend's daughter for a couple of weeks. Today, we took our younger son and Lily to the local pizza shop for lunch.
The precocious little girl dropped these gems on me:
1. "My mom and dad couldn't decide whether to name me Lily or jewelry."
"Do you mean Julie?" I asked her.
"Yeah, that's what I meant. Julie"
2. Many of you know I sprained my ankle on Friday.
"Gosh, I really hope you don't sprain the other ankle," Lily said to me.
"Me, too," I said.
"Yeah, that would really hurt."
3. "My mom and dad are going to let me go swimming when we get home," Lily told me.
"I don't know," I said. "It's raining and kind of cold for the swimming pool today."
"That's okay," she responds. "As long as it's not thunder and lighting. Then I'm the tallest thing in the water."
"The tallest thing?" my wife asked.
"Yeah, if I'm the tallest thing in the water, then I need to get out."
Okay, time now to return to your "serious" adult life :-)