Bean (after being read the riot act by her father): Mama, dada hurt my feelings.
Said father looked more hurt than the offspring.
On the other hand: She can communicate. She is in touch with her emotions. She takes offence easily. My work here is done – I have created a woman!
MM in an attempt to clothe offspring without talking about issues like shame: Beanie, put on your pants. Stop running around nangu-pangu. What if a birdie comes and pecks your bum?
Bean considers the scenario and then responds earnestly: Then I’ll just say ‘ouch’.
Gah. New tactics required!