August 2010, 2 1/2 years old
Alice watched her cousin tell her mother “no” at our charming corner bakery one day. The next morning, she said:
“She told her mommy no. She told my aunt no. Then her mommy ate her muffin.”
Hilarious. Clearly, the consequence of talking back to your mother is having your treat eaten. I should exact that punishment a bit more often.