Mommy: Don't get your new shoes dirty. (At my house? Trista, what are you thinking?)
Lauren: (with attitude) Duu-uh!
(She told me later that she learned that from Miss Tirita, her dance teacher.)
Eating chocolate chip cookies at Queenies:
Lauren: Cookies...cookies...cookies and cream. What's the matter with the uuuther team?
Lauren: Chocolate is good for you.
Nana: That's right. It's good for your brain. It makes you smart. (Ya gotta teach them early.)
Driving around Utica Square:
Lauren: This is where we went wif Grampa Smif.
Nana: Yeah. We ate lunch at Olive Garden--back in July. (That chocolate is a miracle food.)
Lauren: When Jacob was reading a book to me, and Piercen was reading a book, they both kissed me on the cheek.
Nana: How sweet!
Lauren: 'Cause boys can't kiss girls on the lips. Only Momma's and Nana's and Mimi's can kiss me on the lips. Boys have to kiss me on the cheeks.
Nana: And don't you forget it, princess!