After offering Mia a bite of cheese omelette, which she politely removed from her mouth after a few chews:
Me: Oh honey, you like eggs. [aside] At least you have in the past.
Mia: Mommy, it’s not the past anymore.
From the dining room, where she had been warily watching me vacuum the kitchen:
Mia: Are you all finished?
Mia (with her hand on her chest): Shoo-wee, Mommy. That was a close one.
At random times in perfect context, she also frequently says the following phrases:
“That wasn’t so bad, was it?”
“It’s as good as new!”
“It’s very important.”
“It was an accident. Do you forgive me?”*
“That’s a GREAT idea, Mommy!”
And last night as we walked past Mia’s pediatrician’s house estate, which is on the opposite end of our street, and which I had pointed out to her on a walk several days ago, she said loudly, while our pediatrician’s husband and two of her kids were in the front yard, “THAT’S WHERE DR. L. LIVES!”
Note to self: shut the hell up in front of the kid.
*This one came directly from “Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.” No idea where she heard the rest of that stuff. No one has EVER made me laugh as hard as this kid does on a daily basis.
**Also from “Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.”