Tonight at dinner: "Here, Mama, I have a present for you." Hands me a rock. "Do you like it? You can put it in your purse."
While "reading" the menu: "Dad, what do you want? You want some chicken nuggets? And some french fries?"
As the waiter was taking our order: "I want beans and rice. And a lemonade. And a Sprite. No, a Sprite. PLEEEEASE!"
Upon being asked what she learned at school: "I learned animals today. I learned a monkey and a elephant and a gorilla."
After dinner, when I needed to use the restroom and Jason had already left the restaurant: "I don't wanna go potty. I stay at the table and wait for you. I go potty at home." She is coaxed closer to the bathroom, but refuses to go in. "I stay RIGHT HERE and wait for you. I will." Coaxed into the bathroom, hovering in a far corner while I am in the stall. "Don't flush, Mom, DON'T!"
Leaving the restaurant: "It's not naptime now. No, it's not."
On the way home from the restaurant, discussing her imagination: "I fly way up in the air and wave to you. I'm really high. You're really little."
Pulling into the driveway: "I wanna take a quick bath, okay? Just a quick one."
During her bath: "I want all my letters. Is this a one or a 'i'? I think it's a one. 'J' is for Jason! 'H' is for hat! 'F' is for Frank! 'Q' is for quilt! I want a quilt when I go to sleep."
Being smooched after her bath: "I am delicious. I taste like chocolate."
Being put to bed: "NOOOO, I WANT THE OTHER BEAR. THE ONE ON THE COUCH!"