Better than an apology
(Charlotte pokes Alex in the face causing her to cry)
Me:: (stern voice) Charlotte, we don't poke people in the face. What do you say to Alex?
Charlotte:: (turns to Alex) Please can I have a hot dog?
Conversation from a couple of weeks ago...
Me:: There's a really good phrase to describe being a mother: it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
John:: Well, I banged your heart in the head trying to get her in the carseat today.