Pearl, standing in front of her toy kitchen, holds a plastic spoon in one hand. With the other hand, she pinches her nose. Throwing back her head, she pours the pretend contents of the spoon into her mouth, lets go of her nose, makes a disgusted face, and smacks her lips a few times.

Yes, my friends, my two-year-old knows how to imitate her mama taking her morning cod liver oil.

* Full disclosure: I did not have the privilege of witnessing this event, but it was told to me by a reliable source (Grandma).