Fast forward to five minutes ago. It's rest time, so she's hanging out in the big chair watching Clifford.
Little Ouiser: "Mom, can I have a popsicle?"
Ouiser (while eating a banana): "No. Remember when you didn't listen to me this morning? No sweet treats today."
Little Ouiser: "Oh, yeah. Well, can I have a banana? It's not a treat."
Ouiser: "All food is a treat.*"
Little Ouiser: "Not tomatoes."
I guess the girl doesn't like tomatoes.
*This was a pathetic attempt to teach her that food, while a necessity, shouldn't be taken for granted. Especially not the super good stuff that she gets. There are people all over the world who would think that getting a fresh banana everyday was the absolute bee's knees. No lesson was taught, however, because she threw me for a loop with the tomato comment. All I wanted to do was laugh.