Mama - Stop now. It's making me nervous.
Cub 2 - Why does a ruler make you nervous?
Cub 1 - Yeah? Why?
Mama - It just does. I'm a Nervous Nellie. Tons of things make me nervous.
Cub 1 - Does a sink make you nervous?
Mama - Yes. Very.
Cub 2 - A SINK? Why would that make you nervous?
Mama - Oh gosh - I don't know. Maybe because it's either running too fast or running too slow. Draining too fast or draining to slow. Too hot or too cold...
Cub 1 - How about a cop? Does that make you nervous?
Mama - Yes! Very! They squeak when they walk - - it's all that leather. And it's a very authoritative uniform they have on.
Cub 2 - A cup squeaks?
Mama - A cup?
Cub 1 - No a cop.
Cub 2 - A cup!
Mama - Cups make me nervous, too.
Cub 2 - Why?
Cub 1 - Not a cup - a cop!
Cub 2 - No. A cup - not a cop.
Mama - Cups. Handles falling off. Chips - and God only knows, if they're made in China, just what kind of crappy material they're using...
Cub 1 - C.O.P.
Cub 2 - No! C.U.P.
Mama - Well, either or - they make me nervous.
Cub 1 - Do shoes make you nervous?
Mama - Oh! Exceedingly nervous!
Cub 2 - Shoes?! Why shoes?
Mama - Ties coming untied, being dragged through mud and God knows what else. Holes in the soles - - and THEN! That smelly trip to the cobbler....
Cub 1 - What's a cobbler?
Cub 2 - A person who repairs shoes.
Mama - Yes and I don't think either one of you has had the pleasure of smelling a cobbler's shop. P.U.!
Cub 2 - My elbow pit itches.
Mama - Elbow pit?
Cub 1 - Hahahahaha.
Cub 2 - Yes. (shows me the inside of her elbow..)
Mama - That's a good one. Elbow pit.
Cub 1 - My leg sleeves are too short.
Mama - Leg Sleeves?
Cub 2 - Hahahahaha.
Cub 1 - Yes. (shows me the length of her pajama pants..)
Mama - You just went through a growth spurt, didn't you? Leg sleeves. That's a good one, too!