Danae and Delenn were having an argument last night before bed, and Danae was pouting because Delenn was winning (as usual). So the following conversation ensued:
Terry (leaning over and whispering very quietly to Danae): Just ignore her. She's only just barely five, and she's a little selfish, you know that.
Delenn (appears round the side of the couch suddenly): Yes! Because I'm evil!
Danae: You just now noticed?
Terry: HEEHEEHEE--er. Ahem. Of course you're not evil, baby, you're only a little kid.
Delenn: I AM evil! Layne said so! [Layne = redcurls16
, my cousin. Thanks a lot, Layne.]
Terry: What a horrible thing to tell a child. You're not evil.
Delenn: YES I AM. (fake deep voice) MWAHAHAHAHA! [I'm not kidding here. She pulled out the Evil Overlord Maniacal Laugh at this point.]
Danae and Terry: *collapse in hysteria*
Terry: Just go to bed already, you small heathen.
Delenn: Hey, now YOU'RE evil.
Terry: Where did you think you got it from?
Delenn: *finally trots off to bed clutching new Minnie Mouse toy*
Five minutes later, a shout comes down the hall: "DON'T FORGET I'M EVIL!"
Danae: I don't think we COULD.
I love my kids.
(Of course, mark_landon
, my brother, has been saying this since she was teeny-tiny, and pulled out the Evil Overlord Laugh on him before she could even talk.)