What does it take to be a grown up? Here is geekygirl's take on it:
Geekygirl: "Mummy, Its Lydia's birthday tomorrow (Lydia is a doll). Lydia is 5 years old on her birthday. Her can have five cakes"
Me: "I think you mean she can have five candles on her cake"
Geekygirl: "No, five cakes and five candles. Her is a grown up"
Geekygirl: "Yes, her is a gwown up, so her can drink coffee and wine and her can have vita-wims (vitamins)"
Me: "Wow, five cakes, wine, coffee and vita-wims. She is really grown up".
Geekgirl: "and her has huge feet".
So that's it, being grown up means that you can have, wine, coffee, cake, vitamins and huge feet. I guess the first three make the latter worth it.
I can't resist repeating back her vita-wim pronunciation, though I know I should correct it. I love Vita-wims. They sound lively and whimsical. Perhaps they are a family of healthy yet unpredictable creatures that live in your medicine cabinet? Maybe a lucrative children's book franchise?!