Ella was sitting on the couch with me and ‘new cat’.
Me – Ella, it is really time for bed now. It’s very late already and we’ll have to get up early tomorrow to go to daycare. And New Cat needs to go to bed too, because I can tell he’s tired.
Ella – The cat says he don’t want to go to bed.
Me – Now cat, you really have to go to bed now because it’s very late and…
Ella – I want to say that!
Me – Ok.
Ella [looking sternly into new cat’s eyes] – Cat, you still have to go to bed because it’s very late.
[Carefully weighted pause]
Ella – Take a chance: naughty corner… or bed.