Mooom! You're not serious about selling me are you?
No, darling, I am not serious. Though, you have been rather naughty lately. You damaged a greenware unfired bowl I was carving as a present.
But, but (lip quivering for full effect), don't you love me more than a silly ole bowl you're carving as a wedding present?
Yes, my love, I do love you more than a bowl. But, you really must stop getting on the dining table!
It's so much fun up there though!
Ok, Mom, I'll try. But you can help by not putting so many cool things on the table or the counter top above it and stuff. Chani goes up there too, you know! But you never catch her (pout pout)