Charlie: What do aliens look like?
Me: Well, we don't know, we've never seen any.
Charlie: They have 5 eyes.
Me: Do they?
Charlie: Yes, and they're green
Elissa: Mummy, close your eyes.
Me: Why, so you can do something you're not allowed to?
Charlie: That's the doctors where we went when I was sick. We waited a long time and then went to the other doctors because it was taking too long.
Me: That's right, it was taking way too long and you were sick and it was late.
Charlie: Yes. [Much discussion about the finer details of the evening] That was a long time ago. Was I a toddler then?
Me: No, it was only last year, you were still 4.
Charlie: No, it was a long time ago.
Me: No, it wasn't that long ago, it was only last year.
Charlie: Ok, Mummy, we can pretend that's true.
Charlie: Mummy, I can still remember that.
Elissa: MUMMY! I'm looking out the window
Me: You really don't have to give me a running commentary on every single thing.
Crash: She's learning how to tweet.