I awoke this morning to Brooklyn breathing in my face. I cracked one eye open and lo and behold, there she was, a half inch from my face! Nothing like waking up to a giant pair of eyeballs to scare the crap outta you.
Brooklyn said, "Mama, do you have your ears peered?"
In my, "I haven't had coffee yet!" state, I had no clue what she was saying.
"Huh?" I croaked.
"Do you have your ears peered?"
"What are you talking about?" I asked, trying to shake the cobwebs from my head.
She sighed, exasperated at my obvious stupidity and spelled it out for me. "E G S T K!"
I was suddenly awake, cracking up at her spelling. "Ohhhh", I said. "Are my ears pierced?"
"Yes!" she squealed, happy that I finally understood her.
"You're silly, Brooklyn."
"No, you silly, Mama!"
That's better than an alarm clock any day. :)