Me: I went to the store.
Parker [getting excited]: The pet store??
Me: No, I went to the hardware store.
Parker: No, that's a DADDY store. Not a Mommy store.
Me [finding this ironic because he goes to the hardware store with me 95% of the time]: Mommies can go to the hardware store too.
Parker: NO, Mommy! The hardware store is a DADDY store. All the other stores are Mommy stores.
Me: I can go to all the other stores?
Parker: Yes, all the other stores are Mommy stores. The hardware store is a DADDY store. And the pet store is a Mommy AND a Daddy store.
[pause] Okay, ONE Mommy can go to the hardware store. Just one Mommy.
Me: Just one?
Parker: Yes, only MY Mommy can go. None of the other mommies.
Me: Oh, okay. Thank you.
Parker: Shhhhh! There is a tiger in my closet!
And so goes a typical conversation with a three year old. We then moved on to an analysis of the best way to capture the tiger in his closet.