My ex-husband's new girlfriend was out of town, so he and I and our 4-yr-old daughter were having Sunday brunch at a restaurant popular with the after-church crowd. My ex kept (playfully) picking on Daughter, and she was getting irritated. In one of those rare time warps parents of precocious children pray will NEVER happen in a public place, Daughter chose the exact moment that ALL talking and silverware clattering stopped to firmly announce to her father: "Stop or I'll cut you off!".
Naturally, every head swiveled toward our table, which Daughter picked up on immediately.
Never one to miss an opportunity to show off, she stood up on her chair and did a few curtsies...for which several diners applauded. (Great - get the kid addicted to applause...thanks...NOT.) By then, her dad was beet red and *I* wanted to crawl under the table. Instead, with all the grace I could muster, I looked around and (with not a small amount of pride) announced: "She didn't hear that from me!". ;D