I'll put up a "real" post very soon, I promise -- but in the meantime here's a quickie from just a couple of days ago.
Earlier this week, while the Pipsqueak was (as usual) at Grandma & Grandpa's (or, as she often says, Grandma and Papa's), Mom was doing her best to keep her little
Mom was relieved when the Pipsqueak finally (apparently) gave up and stomped annoyedly into the next room where she sat down with paper & crayons. A few minutes later, she stomped back into the kitchen (where Mom was still catching up on the phone) and held up her artwork so Grandma could see it.
It wasn't a picture, it was a sign: "YOU ARE AGNORING ME!"
Mom said she laughed so hard, she almost dropped the phone. After the call ended, Miri had specific instructions: the sign was to be kept in a safe place until Grandma died, after which she would get it back. Mom agreed and the two of them had a good laugh.
A little while later, Mom told me about it while we were trying to coordinate events on the phone -- and suddenly burst out laughing because Miri had just held up another sign with a big smile: "YOU ARE STILL AGNIRING ME!"
Aside from the spelling glitches, I think my niece got her message across quite clearly, don't you...?
(Oh, and I've had her with me several hours every day so far this week -- the main reason I'm behind on posting here. Luckily I only had to watch Sabrina Carpenter's "Eyes Wide Open" video 7 times in a row on Monday before Miri decided on another song.)