Here's how a conversation w/ the Bean went this morning:
Bean: I like your earrings, Mommy.
Me: Thanks, Bean! I got them for my birthday.
Bean: Did you get them at your party?
Me: Well, no. I didn't have a birthday party this year. I just bought them for myself.
Bean: Nobody gave you any presents?!?
Me: Well, Mimi and Aunt Pat gave me some money so that's what I bought the earrings with.
Bean: Are you sad that you didn't get a party or cake or presents?
Me: Well, maybe a little bit, I guess.
Bean: Aww, Mommy. Don't be sad...don't cry. (She hugs me.)
(I am not anywhere near crying at this point, btw.)
Bean: I know what will make you feel better, Mommy!
Me: What's that, Bean?
Bean: A Diet Coke!!
My daughter knows me well!