Yesterday, I put Isabelle in the bathtub, after I had taken Grace out. I was changing Grace in the other room, when I noticed Isabelle was having a conversation with herself. I missed the beginning, but I caught the end. She responded to some unknown question with, “Because I’m a lady. That’s why!”
Isabelle was giving me a run for my money, as I tried to put her to bed last week while Conrad was out of town. After about an hour, I was (as my sister would say) ready to trade her in for a big screen TV. I was exhausted by the time she calmed down to sleep. As she started to drift off to sleep, she turned to me and said, “I love you, Mama.” Followed by, “Can I snuggle with you?” and wrapped herself up in my arms.