"I guess it's where smart people meet, not necessarily where smart people eat."
To Bean, on the phone. "Are you being naughty for Alyssa? Not going to sleep? What are you doing? Gumdrop Powers? You know, Gumdrop powers are really cool to do tomorrow during play time. Not in bed. Be quiet and go to sleep."
"I really like that soup. A lot. But, I mean, it's not my favorite."
"Want to read that new book by JK Rowling? What's the name of the author again? Gilbert something?"
"We should get a cookie. I always get a cookie for the kids, and I'm like ohhhh, and then I give it to them."