Mommy: Are you tired? It’s time for a nap.
Clara: I can take a nap in my crib. Or at Home Depot!
Mommy: Oh is that Cinderella?
Clara: Yes, it’s Cinderinda!
Mommy: We have to be extra nice to Burger because his tummy hurts.
Clara: He gonna go to the doctor. He get a shot and a band-aid and be allllllllll better.
(sound of mommy opening the bedroom door after sleeping in while getting her butt kicked by a kidney infection)
Clara: Mommy’s awake! Now I can scream!
Clara (waking up from a nap): Justin Bieber… on the beach…
Daddy: Did you dream about Justin Bieber?
Clara: Yeah, he can’t go on the beach. He’s really really sad.
Since Hanukkah has started, we couldn’t resist sharing this America’s-Funniest-Home-Video-worthy clip of Clara tapping into the spirit of the holiday. In the video below she’s just playing with a wooden spinning top (actually made in India and given to us by a reader at one of our DC book signings) but having watched an episode of Calliou about Hanukkah she’s convinced that it’s a dreidel. At least she’s a little bit closer than when we caught her singing “Play-doh, play-doh, play-doh. I made you out of clay!” one afternoon.
Also be warned that this video is basically a night at the Petersiks in its rawest, most unglamorous form. Don’t worry, she was ok…
… and yes, that really is Sherry’s cell phone ring.