Typical conversations with Shepherd...
Shep "Momma? Whut's for lunch?" Me "How about Peanut Butter and Honey, sweetheart?" Shep "Peanut Butter and Honey, momma?" Me "Yep" Shep "Peanut Butter and Honey momma?" Me "Uhuh" Shep "Mommma....Peanut Butter and Honey for lunch?" Me "Yes Shepherd...I will make you a Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich for lunch...ok?" Shep "Oh - ok momma - that sounds great!"
Shep "Momma? Can I see Aunt Jenny tonight?...I reaallly want to see Aunt Jenny tonight...please, momma' please?!" Me "Well, I'll see what I can do..." Shep "But Momma, I reaaally want to see Aunt Jenny tonight! Can we see Aunt Jenny tonight, pleaasee?" Me "Well, Shep - Aunt Jenny's at work right now but I'll see if she can come over tonight, ok?" Shep "Ok, but momma' I reeaally want to see Aunt Jenny tonight...can she come over tonight...pleeaase?!" Me "Shepherd - are you hearing me?! I said I will do my best to get Aunt Jenny to come over...don't ask again!" Shep "Ok momma...I won't ask again. But Aunt Jenny will come over tonight, ok?!" Me "AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Funny Conversations I've had with Shep recently:
(Me) "Shepherd, Rauly...shhh - we're in the library so we have to be very quiet!" (Shep...in hushed tone) "Oh...ok, momma...I be quiet, ok...momma...I be quiet...ok?!?!" (Me) "Ok good...now stay close." (at this point, I turn around and realize Rauly has disappeared somewhere in one of the aisles) (Shep...in very loud voice) "Momma?! Where's Rauwwy? Momma? Where'd Rauwwy go?! Momma?!?!?!?!" (Me...in tensely hushed voice) "I don't know Shepherd...let's go find her. See if she's in one of the aisles up there." (I send Shep ahead about 3 aisles) (Shep...runs very loudly to look for Rauly and then turns to me and shouts) "I don't see her momma!!" (He proceeds to raise his shoulders and sigh...then says...) "Oh well, I guess I don't have a sister anymore." (Me...eyebrow raised a full inch) "Shepherd...life ain't that easy hon!" :) ....meanwhile, "Rauwwy" comes running out of the children's section in the library shrieking like a maniac and laughing her heart out...Shepherd proceeds to shush her...
(Me) "Shepherd - Mrs. Buckler called today and said that on Friday you get to bring Teddy Bear to school with you and have a "Teddy Bear Picnic Lunch"! Doesn't that sound like fun?!?!" (Shep) (quizzical look) "But momma - Teddy Bear doesn't have a mouth!"