"Ooh look! It's weeing!"
60 something neighbour on meeting me and the new foreign wife in the neighbourhood together (to her friend) "Yes! There's two of them living in our area now!" (I sooooo wanted to reply all innocent and wide-eyed "two beautiful young women?")
Meg randomly in the car "You're very useful mummy. Especially in the mornings. You do lots of things to help us get ready. I think you're a very useful person."
Amy on me refusing to buy her some random piece of plastic junk she found in a toy catalogue: "I know you always say you don't have enough money to buy things but if you ask daddy really nicely maybe he could share some of his money and then you could by me lots of toys!"
9 year old student on me not using the cheat sheet of words when playing boggle "that's not fair! You didn't use the sheet!" "I don't need to use the sheet, I know the words." His 7 year old brother "She's really old. She's been learning English a lot longer than us."
4 year old student on his way out the door as my next class came in: "Heather-sensei, ganbatte kudasai ne!" Kind of like "do your best", or "you can do it". It was just soooo sweet I smiled through the whole next class!
And finally Meg tonight after getting home to heavy snow, dark and frigid cold. Amy and I raced from the car to the house. Meg?
"How long do you have to stand still before you turn into a snowman?"