Sure, her eyes might have twinkled and she might have said,
“I like to do just what you do because you’re so beautiful,”
but one couldn’t help but notice that the action being emulated in that moment was that of grabbing a handful of chocolate chips out of the refrigerator…
Her emulated mother said, “Oh dear”.
(And then, when she heard what her mother had written in this blog post she said, “You know, I grabbed those chocolate chips because they made me feel better. They make my feelings feel better.” And her mother said – again – “Oh dear.”)