Moppet, future art critic:
Sees this photograph in an article on English eccentrics in Vanity Fair.
Pointing to the cow: "Cow!"
Then pointing to the anonymous artist: "This one donkey!"
I think she's got an eye for art, wouldn't you agree?
Moppet, future beauty pageant judge:
She's on the pot; I'm perched on the bathtub and we're chatting.
I ask, "Are you done? Shall I wash your bum-bum?"
She twists her head round to look at her posterior and says:
"Moppet si-mall bum-bum"
Then she looks contemplatively at my well-padded one, hanging over the thin edge of the bathtub. "Mama BIG bum-bum!"
For good measure, she adds insult to injury: "Moppet nice bum-bum"
Moppet, future Mama:
1. She and her father are rough housing. He's throwing her in the air, swinging her around in circles, and holding her upside down by her ankles. In between her giggles she cautions: "Be CAREful!"
2. She and I are playing with her blocks and I'm taking all green pieces because I'm trying to make a tree. She doesn't like that for some reason, and keeps grabbing the green pieces away from me. I don't appreciate that sort of behaviour and keep taking them back, telling her she has to share. Finally, in frustration, arms akimbo, she says to me sternly: "Mama, go ROOM!"