On Tuesday after dinner Kailey said to me, "Mama, can I pleeeassseeee have dessert? I haven't had dessert in SOOO long."
I replied, "Kailey! You just had cookies and brownies after your winter performance last night."
She agreed and added, "And today at our Jazzerettes celebration I had skittles and cookies and popcorn!"
"OK, then what do you mean you haven't had dessert in so long?" I asked.
"MAMA," she retorted, "Dessert is something you have after DINNER. It's a treat after you eat your DINNER. Those were just treats I had for other things. They were NOT dessert."
Dessert. Defined. This kid is a lawyer in the making.
(I should add, I looked up the definition and she's right -- it is the final course of a meal so, technically, those other treats were not dessert. Glad to see her mastering the English language!)