Weekend conversations

M: Can I have your nail polish? I want to paint my fingernails.

Me: No, hon, that’s not really appropriate for a five-year-old.  Maybe when you’re a teenager.

M: But why does my friend T get to wear nail polish even back in kindergarten?

Me: Because T’s mom is nicer than I am.

M: You’re prettier than T’s mom, but she’s nicer.  It’s not fair!

Me: Can’t win ’em all, I guess.

M: Here’s a sticker for you mummy, and one for you, daddy.  Good thing I had two stickers exactly the same so you won’t have to fight over which one is prettier!

Us: ….