Sammi: "Can I look at your book with you?"
Connor: "No. It's a book about dinosaurs - girls don't know anything about dinosaurs."
Sammi: "That's not true! I know a lot about dinosaurs!"
Connor: "Okay then, tell me about the Triceratops."
Sammi: "That's the one with the long neck."
Connor: "WRONG! What about the Tyrannosaurus Rex???"
Sammi: "That's the one with short arms."
Connor: "No. The T-Rex is the king of all the dinosaurs!"
Sammi (with a sparkle in her eye): "He also had very short arms."
Connor: "Yeah but he was the scariest, most ferocious dinosaur ever!"
Sammi: "Doesn't seem very scary to me with those short little arms."
Connor (getting frustrated): "Yeah but..."
Sammi: "How did he brush his teeth with those short little arms?"
Connor (outraged): "T-Rex didn't brush his teeth!!!"
Sammi: "That's because he couldn't reach his teeth with his stubby little arms."
Connor: "Oh my gosh!"
Sammi (mimicking a T-Rex with short arms): "Help me! I'm a T-Rex and I can't brush my teeth!"
Connor: "Dad! Please make Sammi stop teasing me!"
Me: "Come on Sam, cut it out."
Sammi (sweetly): "Okay Daddy."
As she walked out of the room, she shot her brother a "look" and said: "Maybe the T-Rex was so mean because his teeth were all rotten because he couldn't brush them with his short, stubby arms..."
<Sigh> My daughter holds a black belt in the ancient martial art known as 'teasing'.
"Help me, I can't brush my teeth!"