Mary Virginia has an annoying, grating baby voice that I don’t allow her to use with me. Since she can’t talk to ME in this voice, she decided to use it for her toy duck, Quacky.
I overheard her having this play conversation with Quacky.
Quacky: Mary, where are we going today?
Mary Virginia: Today we have some errands, darling.
Me: Mary Virginia, why did Quacky call you Mary?
Mary Virginia: Well because, Mommy, MARY IS MY NAME.
Me: Oh, I thought she’d call you Mommy.
Mary Virginia: But I’m not her mommy. SHE IS A DUCK AND I AM A PERSON.