do a favor

Mark taught Lily about favors.

“Lil, will you do me a favor?”

“Sure, Daddy!”

“Would you help me pick up the blocks before bedtime?”


The other night I was getting Lily ready for bed and after I had read her a book (Go, Dog. Go!) and given kisses, I booked it out of there to get Anya to bed. Mark was on a gig, so I was single parenting bedtime. Just as I was getting Anya down I heard, “Mommy! Mommy!”

“What is it, Lil?”



“Do a favor?”

“What do you need, Love?”

Softly and with a tiny giggle, “Wiggle your toes.”

Tonight she asked Mark to flap his arms.

Hey, at least her stall tactics are amusing!