It was lunchtime. Natalie had requested her favorite combination: chicken nuggets and mandarin oranges. She dined while I cleaned the kitchen. After a few minutes she stated, "Mom, sometimes I call these oranges half a bum."
A few minutes later she said, "Mom, there's no more boogers on my wall still."
I guess she learned her lesson after we made her scrape off the plentiful bedside stash of hardened green dots that she'd wiped on her wall.
It appears that my efforts at teaching manners and refinement are futile. Never a dull moment with this one!