. . .Mom: We've been invited over to the Jones's for a barbecue tonight.
Brooklyn: Yay! Wait, does that mean I have to babysit Jimmy?
. . .Mom: The Dan Vams had a baby and named her Lily!
Talia: You mean they named it already? (Can you tell our family has a habit of being slow name-givers?)
. . .
Eli (showing Mom his artwork on display in the school hallway): Can you guess which one is mine?Mom: No, which?
Eli: Mine is the one with no name on it. They wrote that guessy mark on it because they thought it was extra special.
. . .Annika (speaking to her Mom, who just reached for a book from off the top shelf): You TALL, Mommy. You so TALL!