Tonight I struggled a little bit when it came time to put the girls to bed. I was singing to all of them and rocking them each in turn for quite a while. During my attempts to get them settled, at one point I was rocking Maggie while Kate and Sarah tossed and turned. Sarah suddenly got up out of her bed, walked over to Kate's and politely asked Kate if she could join her. Kate said, "Surely." Then Sarah, ever the little sponge piped up with, "Oh Katie, I'm so impressed that you would offer to share your bed with me"...... just exactly like that!
I almost laughed out loud to hear my words coming out of her little mouth so verbatim, but I recovered quickly enough to get her back in bed before it all broke loose again.
I'm ever so grateful that the kind, affirming words are the ones she's choosing to mimic... at least for now. I'm considering myself warned that Yes They Are Paying Attention to Everything that we say!!