Malachi: **sigh** I miss it store.
Allie: You’ll be ok. We just saw the store two minutes ago.
Malachi: I sad.
Allie: You’re sad?
Malachi: Yes. I sad. I miss it store.
Allie (who is driving): Text Eri-
Siri: Ok. To whom should I send the text?
Allie: Erin, you idiot.
Malachi: Text Ice!
Siri: Which Erin?
Malachi: Daddy, I text.
Jeremy: You text, huh? Should we get you a phone?
Siri: Sorry, I don’t understand Croteau. Which Erin?
Malachi: Mommy, where’s my phone?
Allie: You’re yellow phone’s at home, buddy.
Malachi: Sigh, I miss it.
Siri: Ok, here’s your text to Erin Crah-do. Ready to send it?
Allie: Quickly reads screen, realizes it says “You idiot.” Laughing hysterically shows screen to Jeremy, “No!”
Siri: Ok. Would you like to cancel, review, or change it?
Allie: Still laughing hysterically, “Change it!”
Malachi: Hahahaha! I funny! Mommy funny!
Siri: Ok, I’ll send it.
Jeremy: I think maybe you should wait until we get home to finish that text.
Allie: quickly rattles off explanatory text to Erin.
Malachi: Mommy funny, Dada.
Jeremy: I wonder what that limo is doing there.
Allie: Probably parked there to eat before prom night.
Malachi: Mommy, my head ouchie.
Allie: I’m sorry, buddy. Did you bonk it?
Allie: I’m sorry buddy. It’ll be ok.
Malachi: I put band-aid on it.
Allie: Ok, we’ll get one when we get home.
Jeremy: Do you rent limos by the hour or by the evening?
Allie: I don’t know, hon, I’ve never rented one.
Malachi: Ow. Ow. Ow.
Allie: You ok buddy?
Malachi: Oh! I put band-aid on it!
Jeremy: I wonder when the limo became a thing, anyway. It’s just a really long car. What’s the point of that?
Allie: I guess so a bunch of people can hang out.
Malachi: Mommy, that’s dark outside.
Allie: I know, buddy. That’s because it’s night-night time. It gets dark when it’s night-night time.
Malachi: I watch Caillou!
Allie: No buddy, Caillou’s all done. When we get home it’s night-night time.
Malachi: sigh, I miss it.
Jeremy: If people want to hang out they should just get a minivan.
Allie: Oh my word. This whole conversation is going on my blog later so I don’t forget it.
Malachi: Oh! There’s dark!
Malachi: There’s dark!
Malachi: There’s dark!
Allie: I heard you, buddy. Can everybody just be quiet for two minutes? I just need quiet for two minutes.
Jeremy: turning into our cobblestone-street neighborhood Malachi, say “Aaaahhhh!”
Allie: Jeremy! Why?
Jeremy: At least it’s consistent.
Naomi: Blah, blah, bluh, ma, da, blah