Scene: I’m in the basement office sorting papers and filing. It’s 9 pm and the 3yo had napped for three hours in the afternoon, so he’s still up. Suddenly he shows up in the office.
3yo: Mommy, what are you doing down here?
Me: Just sorting papers.
3yo: Mommy, can I help you?
Me: Oh Benjamin, it’s not very exciting.
3yo: Mommy. Don’t say that word.
Me: What word?
3yo: Mommy, don’t say that word anymore. I can help you, I can stay down here with you because I like you!