Maia: Mummy I have a tummy ache, it feels like I am being stabbed in the stomach by a big monster.
Me: Ask the monster to stop.
Maia: MOTHER! - I am talking about a sensation in my stomach. I am using a figure of speech.
Later in the day.
Maia: I'm planning to have my last halloween candy after supper.
Me: I'm planning to say "no" to that plan. You've had sweets today already.
Maia: MOTHER you must be kidding!! I am very mature for my age. I can decide when sweets are appropriate in my balanced diet.