Pay attention to your teacher

After a particularly clever comment by Maia:

Me: “You’re really smart. Did you know that?”
Maia: “Yeah, I know.”
Me: “How’d you get so smart? Is it because you’re my daughter?”
Maia: “Yeah, maybe. Plus I listen in school so I learn a lot.”


Justin Bieber nightmare

Talking about musicians with Maia when suddenly …

“Papa, do you like Justin Bieber?”
Me (in my head): “Oh NO! No, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
(To Maia): “No, not really. How do you know who Justin Bieber is? Do you like him?”
Maia: “No. I don’t like him.”
Me (breathing again, and in my head): “Whew.”
Maia: “But my friend Madeline does. I want to hear his music.”
Me (in my head): “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”