Scene: Zuzu is getting ready for bed.
Zuzu: I don't want to sleep in my room. I'm scared.
David: What are you scared of?
Zuzu: Bats that appear on my pillow. And octopuses.
Scene: Zuzu is in the bathroom. It's been a while.
Me: You going potty? You need any help?
Zuzu: Could you leave me alone, please?
Scene: Zuzu is eating a popsicle--the kind that comes in a box with Frozen characters on these. She calls these "ice cones." They come in three colors--white, purple, and blue--but they all taste the same: like Hawaiian punch.
Grammy: What does your popsicle taste like?
Me: They all taste like Hawaiian punch with less red dye number 40.
Zuzu: Mine tastes like Frozen with sparkles!
Scene: Discussing Minnie Mouse on our way up to take a bath.
Zuzu: Everybody knows it's all about the bows!
(If you're not familiar, this is like Minnie's motto or something.)
Me: (Because sometimes I just feel compelled to say something in response to that nonsense.) But we know, it's really all about being kind, and applying yourself in school, and being assertive...
Zuzu: And going poo-poo on the potty?
David: Yes. It's also about that.
Scene: At the dinner table. The girls are being remarkably pleasant.
Me (to David): How did we get the two sweetest girls in the world?
Zuzu: From the store!
Scene: I walk into the bathroom. Zuzu is using an eyeshadow brush to paint blush on the bathroom vanity.
Zuzu: Hello, Mommy! I'm making the bathroom beautiful!