Laying there and then...
Rylie: TY these are my rainbow rocket running shoes!
Ty: NO! Rylie those are not rainbow rocket running shoes! There are no such things as rainbow rocket running shoes.
Rylie: Yes there are Ty!
Ty: Not in the real world!
Time for adult intervention, in comes Todd...
Todd: Ty you know when you play sharks and cougars?
Todd: Well that is what Rylie is doing with her rainbow rocket running shoes, she is playing pretend.
Ty: No actually in the real world there are sharks and cougars, so I can play them. There are no rainbow rocket running shoes in the real world!
Time for me...
Chelsea: Ty, Nasa has rainbow rocket running shoes!
Ty: OK I want to buy some.
Chelsea: When you are older you can buy them, lets go eat breakfast.
I want my older two munchkins to know how much I love them and appreciate them in all their uniqueness. Ty's stubborn intelligent, must have the last word way of communicating and Rylie's ability to say good night to the fairies and wear her rainbow rocket running shoes while she kisses her pink beluga goodnight! I cant wait until all 4 are having morning debates on the likelihood of Rainbow Rocket Running Shoes!
ps- this intense one of a kind debate/ discussion took place in the bathroom while Ty and Rylie were taking turns having their morning piddle- in the lou of course!