Aunt Colette: Caroline, are you excited for school to start?
Caroline: I'm not excited, I'm enthusiastic!
(The girls asked me last week what "enthusiastic" means. I obviously didn't explain it very well.)
Caroline: (Coming up from the basement, where she got her strawberry milk) Mom, you should have gotten it, because I was busy watching my shoes light up and I tripped!
Getting on the bus! It's a little sad when, even though she's in second grade, your kid is the smallest on the bus. Good luck, Liner! Have a great first day!