((((Dotsie and Jules)))) Sounds like as perfectly normal response to me. I know I've done that a squillion times and my girls still love their mum.
And when we reminisce now about some of my more 'witchy' moments, oh, how we laugh!
Well said, Tony.
Of course, the other thing to watch out for is how well they pick up on things you shouldn't say. Like... The time when I was driving along with a 3 year old Elder Toothlet in the car. White van man coming the other way didn't wait behind the parked vehicles on his side of the road and just kept a comin', causing me to have to brake and wait for him. "You ignorant t*rd!" I 'commented'. "Mummy? What's an ignorant t*rd?", came the sweet little voice from the back. Thinking quickly, I responded "No, darling. I said he was ignorant. It wasn't his turn." Phew! Close one!
Tina - you're clearly pretty amazing and more than dipstick deserves. Reading your post and how he behaves, reminds me of Ike Turner, always criticising Tina even when she sounded perfect. It was all because she was the star and he was jealous of her for that. Small minded jerk. Annnnyway, go you!