After a long, hard day, this was my closing conversation with Nick last night before we fell asleep:
Me: Thanks for putting Ellie to bed.
Nick: No problem. You owe me.
Me: Obviously. Because me taking care of her for the past 13 hours is way easier than you placing her in her crib. Did you read her a story?
Me: Did you brush her teeth?
Nick: (Exasperated) Yes!
Me: Did she bite your finger through the finger brush?
Nick: Yeah, it hurt!
Me: Oh, I know it hurts – that’s why I threw the finger brush away two weeks ago and bought her a Piglet toothbrush.
Nick: I meant I used the Piglet toothbrush.
Me: Why didn’t you brush her teeth?
Nick: Because I didn’t feel like it.
That’s right Ellie – this is your shining example of a role model.