Here is a conversation that Thing 3 and I had in the car today:
Me to Thing 4: Zoe, will you ever get any teeth?
Thing3: Yes, she does (go with me, people, it is toddler-speak)-she TOLD me! (said with the sassy attitude only a 2-almost-3 year old can provide)
Me: She did?
Thing 3: Yes, and they will be purple!!!
Me: Purple?? Her teeth? Hmm...
Thing 3: Oh yes, PURPLE, Mama. Because she will have them and they WILL be purple. Because she said so. And I said so.
Alrighty then, little miss Sassypants, good to know. We will be on the lookout for any purple toofers sprouting through and keep you all informed. It looks like the helmet will be the least of the things we need to answer questions about to total strangers....