Lila ate a crayon today. An orange one. At first I thought she just had strawberry on her face and then I realized she hadn't eaten any strawberries today. And then I found the gnawed-on crayon on the ground.
Me: Lila! Did you eat the crayon?
Me: Let me see your mouth.
Lila: Ahhhh (opening her mouth)
Me: Lila! You did eat this crayon! I see orange crayon in your teeth!
Lila: (looking confused/guilty) Uh...color?
Me: No, you can't color right now. Look at Mommy. Don't eat crayons! They will hurt your tummy.
Me: No. Not yummy.
Lila: Oh, dee-dah ("dee-dah" is how she says "thank you")
Me: (sighing) Okay, no more coloring.
Lila: (already running out of the room) Lambie!
I think I really got through to her, don't you?