(WA coast, January 2011)
A direct transcript from an actual "conversation" last week:
me (walking into the house): Hello the house!M (from the kitchen): Hi...L (also from the kitchen): Daaaaaddddddyyy!me (putting down my things): How is everyone?L (hurrying to the kitchen door where she stands in shirt and corduroy pants that have been too long for her): Daddy! Look at how much these pants weigh!!me (after a moment's hesitation): Hey! They fit you now. You're getting taller and taller!