I always think that my children only listen to the stupid stuff that comes out of my mouth, like when I called the person driving 20 miles an hour with a left blinker on a jerkface, and told them to MOOOVE! (And not 5 minutes later, one calls the other a jerkface and says "MOOOOVE!")
This morning my daughters were having a disagreement, and one clocked the other. No blood, or anything. It's typical three year old stuff. But the next bit was the amazing part.
"Sissy, I like you, but I not like when you mean to me."
We always try to use language in which we say we love the child, just not the behavior. Who knew they were actually listening?