_Lucy, while the girls examined a turkey baster:_
bq. Rosie, don’t poke that in too far or your eyeball will slide down into your belly!
_Lucy, during a peaceful double-stroller ride:_
bq. Rosie, you can be my little sister forever.
_Lucy, at the breakfast table:_
bq.. “Mama, that woman in your exercise video looks kind of strange.”
“Oh, you think so? Why do you say that?”
“Her belly is flat. When I grow up, I want to have a fluffy belly, just like yours.”
_Lucy, at the supper table:_
bq.. “Papa, can you do a handstand?”
“No, honey, I can’t.”
“Papa, probably you should take handstand lessons.”
_Lucy, while checking out at Trader Joe’s today, out of the blue:_
bq. Mama, when I grow up, someday I want to be a mama just like you.
_Lucy, greeting me upon returning home from work:_
bq. Â¡Hola, Papi!
bq. Papa, will you stand on your head? I will hold your glasses for you. That will help.