Bella, in response to my telling her that she didn't know what she was talking about, regarding what I was thinking: (Angrily) "I know everything ABOUT you, because I used to be IN YOUR TUMMY! So I KNOW!"
Alex, lamenting the fact that he'd forgotten to bring his special mail-order waxworms (we lead a charmed life) home from the office refrigerator, and was going to have to go back and get them, and in response to my asking why not leave them there until the next day: (Agitated) "Because that refrigerator is on too cold a setting to leave them there more than a couple of hours, and they will die, and it will ALL HAVE BEEN FOR NAUGHT!"
Bella, after a solid 90 minutes of resisting her afternoon nap: (Through dramatic faux-weeping) "Mommy! This is all just getting TOO SERIOUS."
Alex, upon my telling him how very very handsome he looked: (Dead serious) "Have you ALREADY been in the Nyquil today?"
When did I become the straight-man of this family?