Amy's latest favourite conversation is teaching people stuff. This ranges from the teeth gritting 'mummy, when the light is green you can go.' to the cute 'mummy, when I'm too big for my pretty socks sorry, you can't have them because you're already too big, too.'
Today she taught me about momotaro:
"Mummy, if you split a peach in half in the middle there's a baby and he's called momotaro but he's going to run a way and get demons- do you know what demons are?'
'Hmmm... what are demons?' (I love hearing her explanations)
'They're in your tummy. There's crybaby demons and lazy demons and selfish demons and- what demon's in your tummy mummy?'
'Hmmm... short tempered demon?'
Meg piped up: 'I've got a scaredy-cat demon. I used to have a crybaby demon too but I got rid of that. I don't even cry when people don't give me something when I asked for it nicely. But I've still got a scaredycat demon... maybe I'll get rid of that next demon day... Amy, what's your demon?'
Amy thought for a while and then said: 'Same as mummy. Short tempered demon...'
The scary thing is they are spot on! If I had to pick one character fault for each of us I'd pretty much choose what they chose (well in nicer words but anyway...)