At the supper table today, the kind of honesty you rarely get between adults:
Madeline: From the side your head looks like it’s really skinny.
Me: Does it? But I really have a fat head?
Madeline: Well, you have sort of a fat head.
. . .
Madeline: You should really dress up as Santa Claus for Halloween.
Madeline: Because your belly is so jiggly when you do this. [she pats her belly]