"I'm going to stay up all night until I fall asleep!" shared Natalie.
Me: "You were so brave today selling cookies door to door. I am so proud of you!"
Natalie: "Nah...selling cookies is not being brave, Mom. Maybe if I had helped someone from an avalanche -- now that would be brave."
Natalie: "Mom, you have to stop making hair bows."
Me: "What do you mean?"
Natalie: "Whenever I wear them people think I'm cute. I don't want to be cute! I am going to look silly on stage singing -- though my hair is perfect -- these hair bows are ruining it!"
Me: "I think people like cute."
Natalie: "Mom, little boys don't like cute."
Me: "They don't? What do you think they like?"
Natalie: "Rock n'roll" (her voice going up an octave at the end as in "duh, Mom")