Referring to Victoria learning how to hold a spoon:
Liam: She’s got some angry skills! [mad skills]
Still singing Christmas songs:
Miriam: I ain’t gettin’ nuttin for Christmas, cause Mommy and Daddy are mad. [looks at me with contempt] You shouldn’t be mad!
Bill was reading to the kids about how Jesus will be the only light we need in heaven:
Liam: That means no more bedtime!
Bill trying to use Esther as a messenger:
Bill: Tell Mommy, “Daddy loves you.”
Esther: Mommy, Daddy loves me!
Bill: That’s true Esther, but say to Mommy, “Daddy loves Mommy very much.”
Esther: Mommy, Daddy loves me very much!
Bill: Esther, tell Mommy, “Daddy loves Mommy very much.”
Esther: Mommy, Daddy loves you, too!
Playing superhero game with Liam in the van:
Ariana: I am the powerfullest, and you’re more powerful!
A daily [playful] question Bill asks the kids–this time after being up during the night with an under-the-weather Esther:
Bill: OK, whose turn is it to get in trouble?
Esther: No! You can’t get in trouble when you’re sick!