My father transcribed verbatim this conversation that I accidentally recorded onto his answering machine. He immediately recognized it's potential.
Me: How are the kiddoes?
Sitter: They’re good. They’re just finished watching Monsters, Inc.
Me: Oh, they did? OK, do they seem kind of hepped up or do they seem kind of tired?
Sitter: They seem kind of tired now.
Me: OK. So we’re gonna be home probably within like a half hour or 40 minutes.
Sitter: OK. That sounds good.
Me: OK. If they, if they get really sleepy, hmm, yeah, it’s OK if you wanna, wanna hold them, rock them, or if they, you know, they seem like they’re headed in that direction.
Me: Yeah. Because sometimes they get so tired they get riled up.
Sitter: Nervous laughter.
Me: But . . . We’ll be home soon.
Me: OK. I’m glad things are going well.
Sitter: All right, well, we get to see you, too.
Me: OK. Take care.