I stepped out of the shower at 10 PM and found Emma awake. While I am told that she’s one of the most loquacious three-year-olds out there (I don’t have too much experience with toddlers outside of Emma to know for myself), it’s still hard to get an “adult-style” answer out of her when asking a question…. hence the weird answers below.
Me: Why are you still up?
Emma: Sushi is in bed with me.
Me: Is he bothering you?
E: No…. I scared him…. I was trying to scare daddy but I scared him…
(She got in trouble earlier tonight because Ryan and I don’t trust Sushi when he’s scared)
Me: I know…. (Assuming she was therefore afraid of Sushi)… do you want me to take him with me when I leave?
E: (fearful) No! Please don’t take him in a car!
E: Like Spam (When ryan took him to be cremated)…. don’t put him in the car like Spam.
Me: oh! No I meant just take him out of the bedroom…
E: (happily) No! He’s protecting me from monsters!