We were in the car yesterday afternoon on our way to the mall when Mike noticed that Kate was starting to fall asleep.
Two things you need to know:
1. Kate still insists that she is a cat named Socks.
2. Kate rarely takes a nap anymore, and when she does, she's up all night acting nuts.
So we started talking to her, trying to engage her and keep her awake until we could get out of the car...
Mike: Kate! Kate! Wake up! Sing us the Rainbow Song! Hey Baby Socks Kitten! Don't fall asleep!
Kate: (sleepily) I can't hear you, Dad. I'm... *pause for effect* ... cat napping!
A three year old who tells jokes that are actually funny is definitely a sign of parenting success. In my mind, anyway.