...because almost 3-year olds may take things literally.
I was snuggling up to her last night and trying to express how I felt about her, and thought I would use terms she would understand.
Y: 'Peanut...I love you...more than I love chocolate, you know? And icecream...and...'
Peanut (eyes wide open with alarm): 'NO, Mama!'
I was taken aback by this reaction, until she continued
'You have to NOT eat me!'