Last week, Kaylee learned how to do finger quotes. I don’t know where she got it, but all of a sudden at dinner one night, she started talking about her day at “school” and how she was all “done” with her “dinner” and wanted to be “excused.”
The kid did not, of course, have any idea when use of finger quotes is appropriate or that they often connote sarcasm, so she used them whenever it popped into her head to do so.
Rob thinks this is hilarious, given the way inappropriately placed quote marks make me all itchy.
By the end of dinner, we were all using finger quotes just to play along – Kaylee being sincere and Rob and I just trying to make each other laugh.
I’m not sure Kaylee realizes that when I said I’d “buy” her a “cat” “someday,” that I mean I’ll probably adopt a used hamster from the Humane Society for her – after she’s grown and moved out.