Conversation with Seeger....
Me: "Seeger, before you cousins come over to play today, you need to pick up your room."
Me (pretending I didn't hear him): "Please go upstairs and pick up your Candyland game and your soft things."
Seeger goes upstairs and comes down five minutes later.
Me: "Did you pick up your game and soft things?"
Me: "Great! Now go back up stairs and pick up the rest of the toys in your room."
Seeger goes upstairs and come down five minutes later.
Me: "Did you pick up the rest of your toys?"
Seeger: "No, I just closed the door so you couldn't see them."
Conversation with Nicklas....
We're watching tv and something sappy happens in the show. I start tearing up and sniffling, trying to be discrete so no one in my family makes fun of me for crying. I hear Nicklas making strange noises too.
Me: "Aw Nicklas, are you crying about this show, just like me?"
Nicklas: "No mom, I'm trying not to laugh at you for crying about this show!"
He and The Polack bust out laughing.
So much for discretion.