DIRTY DOG… DIRTY DOG… YOU COVERED IN MUD?
YOUR DOG TUMMY IS FULL? GO HEAD EAT SOME DOGGY FOOD. GO HEAD EAT SOME DOGGY FOOD.
THAT DOGGY HAVE TO EAT DOGGY FOOD. NUMNUMNUMNUMNUMNUM. NUMNUMNUMNUMNUM.
THAT DIRTY DOG HAVE A RED COLLAR. SCOOTER HAVE A COLLAR, TOO!
(Runs circles around the dog. Approximately seven. No one believes us when we say she literally runs circles around other small, active creatures.)
I RUN — (panting) I RUN — (Stops.)
NO MARKER TODAY. NO MARKER TODAY, MOMMY. NO MARKER TODAY, MOMMY. NO MARKER TODAY, MOMMY. NO MARKER TODAY.
[Something about polka dots.] REMEMBER I SAY TO YOU, NO MARKER TODAY, MOMMY?
Me: Yes, I remember. I wonʼt try to play with it. Do you want me to put it away so I donʼt try to play with it?
NOPE. (contemplates where to put marker)
Me: No, donʼt put the marker in your pajamas.
I PUT IT IN MY EAR.
(She opens marker)
Me: Nope, close it.
(She closes it.)
NO. NO MARKER…
(Turns her attention to her play kitchen.)
ITʼS A AIRPON (apron)… A AIRPON… MOMMY, YOU TIE THIS AIRPON ON ME? MOMMY, YOU TIE THIS AIRPON ON ME? I GOT A AIRPON!