Mackenna wanted to walk outside today and I made her wear her coat. The wind was blowing at like forty miles an hour or something equally ridiculous and I didn't want her to be too cold. She didn't want the coat, but I insisted. After about two minutes of said coat-wearing she said, "Mom, say, 'Absolutely.'" I didn't get it. "Absolutely?" I asked. "Yeah," she replied. "Say absolutely I can take my coat off now and go outside!" I don't know why this struck me as so funny, but it just did. Was she trying to trick me into giving her permission to take the coat off? Or did she just think that if it sounded so positive that I was sure to do it? Either way, the kid is funny. She absolutely is.