So, just for fun, I recorded a minute of K’s chatter.. Word for word, here it is:
“I’m so incited (excited)! I’m so incited! I can’t wait! Wait a minute, we forgot someping. We forgot I hafta take two toys to Nanny and Puppa’s! I hafta take Elsa and Anna toys. Just the little ones, not the big ones. They don’t have their skirts on. They just got a bit hot when they were asleep so they took their skirts off.
I’m hungry. I just need a snack. I’ll get a bowl. I HAVE A BOWL! A bowl is just a bowl. I’ve got a yellow bowl for my snack. Because yellow is my favourite colour, did you know that? I like yellow and blue. What’s your favourite colour? I just want an all sorts snack, ok? I can get the things. I’ll get the things, shall I?
Mum. Is that condensation? Can I draw in that condensation? I can draw a FACE! Two eyes. And peoples (pupils). And a big nooooose. A mouth. Oops! I forgot hair! Look there’s a bird out there! Is that a parrot, or is that a wi, wi, wiggy wag tail?
Can I have a hold of M? I think she wants her big sister. Don’t you, Sweetie?! Aww I think she loves me! I love you my little darling. M is just Flounder ok? And I’m Melody. You’re Ariel, and Dad is King Triton. I love King Triton. He’s my best dad ever! Is King Triton at work? I love him soooo much! Can I have my snack now?
I love popcorn. Popcorn is yummy. But we don’t eat the popcorn kernels! NO WAY! That’s silly! I love popcorn and I love ICE-CREAM! I’m going to have an ice-cream! Why not?! But I LOVE ice-cream! I’m sad now. I’m not happy, Mum. I need to be fixed. I’ll get my doctor things and you can fix me ok?! Ok. I’ll get my doctor things.
Oh hey! I’ve been looking for this! This is just the thing I’ve always needed! I’ve been sticking stickers. See, look! Stickers are my favourite.”
So that was ONE minute. One typical minute. And there are 720 minutes in her day.
And thus explains my 6pm fragility.