Overheard as I was driving the kids home from school yesterday:
Katie mumbles something I can’t hear.
Caleb (mad): Hey! Did you just say I’m kind of a weirdo?
Katie: No! I said, “Caleb, you’re kind of my hero.”
Caleb (unconvinced): That’s not what it sounded like. I heard you call me a weirdo.
Katie: I promise I didn’t. I wouldn’t do that. Don’t be mad.
Katie (affectionately): You weirdo.
Both dissolve into giggles.