Kelly: Lauren, how come you don’t have any stickers on your kayak?
Lauren: I took all those warning stickers off. I don’t like things telling me what to do.
Me: I’m pretty sure they said not to stand up in a kayak.
Lauren: I can swim. See? So their warnings don’t even apply to me.
45 minutes down the river…in another conversation (probably about how to behave once we got to our Aunt’s cottage)
Me: … all I’m saying is to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and use your manners. You know what manners are, right?
Lauren: Oh, I know what they are. I just don’t like using them because, again, they’re telling me what to do.
Me: (This kid is so me)