Allie: "Why did you just say a bad word?"
Me: "I didn't say a bad word. What did I say?"
Allie: "The S word."
Me: "No, I didn't." (I didn't.)
Allie: "Well, sometimes you say it in your head. Don't you? I can tell."
On boy bands:
Allie: "In One Direction, is there a guy named Harry?"
Me: "I have no idea. Why are you asking?"
Allie: "At the party, S, K and T were talking about One Direction. 'Harry's my favorite. Harry's my least favorite.'"
Allie: "I said, 'Who is this Harry person?'"
Me: "That's a good question."
Allie: "I think they should be called Zero Direction."
On wearing work clothes while I'm not at work:
Anna: "Aren't you going to change clothes before we go get ice cream?"
Me: "No. We don't really have time. I can just wear this."
Anna: "But the workers are probably going to wonder why you look so fancy."
On playing Barbies with Emily:
Anna: "She's supposed to be a worker at the snow cone place, not catching people jumping off the building."
(Apparently, the applicant had to pass a series of challenges, including catching bungee jumpers, before she was offered a position at the snow cone place.)
Allie: "I'm a purple skirt kind of girl."
Allie: "Don't you know that the best way to communicate is by talking. Not texting. (In a mimic-like voice) I'm going to text this person. I'm going to text that person. He hasn't texted me back yet."
On band names:
Emily: "When I was little, I thought that the Goo Goo Dolls were dolls, like the ones in It's a Small World."