Preschooler after taking her first bite of dinner: That just burned my tongue off.
Me: Oh no.
Preschooler: Mommy, that’s just an “espression.” It means it’s really hot.
Preschooler: That’s like World War II.
Me: Did you say World War II?
Preschooler: Yes. It’s an “espression.”
Daddy: What does it mean?
Preschooler: It’s just an “espression.”
Me: Is that an expression?
Me: What does it mean?
Preschooler: For goodness’ sake!
Preschooler: Mmmmm…it smells so good in here. [As she sniffs the kitchen aroma of brownies baking].
Daddy: Yes, it does.
Preschooler: Just smell that mountain air.
Daddy: What do you mean?
Preschooler: It’s an “espression.”