At the zoo event on Saturday I ask Amy if she wants to say “Free ice cream” over the microphone. She stood up tall and with great confidence and seriousness clearly announced, in a toddler’s patentable squeakish voice, “Free ice cream on the stage. Free ice cream for everyone. Free ice cream.” I was stunned! Granted, most people in the tent probably needed a translation but to a parent the words were quite clear and of her own creation! She did it twice more.
Noah approaches me and asks if he can make the announcement. I say sure and hand him the microphone. He stepped away from me, got an impish grin on his face and loudly blurted out “Free ice cream” in the most demonic voice, chuckling all the while.
Tommy turns to me with wild eyes and a wicked ear to ear grin and says, “Can I say it?” to which I firmly reply, “no!”