In the car yesterday:
Elissa: At day care, C always says "poo poo". That's not funny, it's just rude.
Me: I'm glad you have such a sophisticated sense of humour
Elissa: Yeah, cause when I fart, it makes a sort of noise, and that's funny.
Also in the car yesterday:
Elissa: When I grow up, I'm going to be a daddy.
Me: Well, you can't actually be a daddy. The only difference between a mummy and a daddy is whether you're a girl or a boy. They're both parents. But you don't have to be a mummy, you can grow up to be a woman. [Explanation of difference between woman and mummy.]
Elissa: Oh yeah, womans are funny. I'm going to grow up to be a woman.
One morning this week:
Elissa: [from the bedroom] MUMMYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
[Crash is out of bed, and so opens her bedroom door for her]
Elissa: [Slams door] I SAID MUMMY! [Much howling and gnashing of teeth]
[Repeat - THREE TIMES!]
Finally, Ben opens her door and she gives up and goes down stairs with him.
A week or two ago:
Elissa: Ben, can you make my breakfast?
Ben: Mummy can make your breakfast.
Elissa: [Sadly, with resignation] Asleep.
Ben: OK, I'll make your breakfast.
(I almost felt guilty. Mostly I was laughing.)