Mommy: "Nathan, you need to obey."
Nathan: "Not today."
(thanks for the heads-up, buddy, on what our day is going to be like)
Mommy: "Nathan, I said 'no'."
Nathan: "I say 'yes'."
(my oh-so-agreeable child)
Nathan: "ABCDEFG... what does that mean?"
(seriously, child, are you going to ask for the meaning of life at age 2?)
Nathan: "Look, there are two granddad's."
(while looking at a picture of my dad and his twin brother)