The other day, girl 1 told me that she likes eating her food. "Why is that, sweetie?"
"Because then I can be big JUST LIKE YOU!"
Weef and I have a very firm policy about not telling the girls they can't do something, as in "No no ... you can't get water from the fridge. Mommy or daddy will do that FOR you." We always try to encourage them to "reach for the stars," as it were.
There are some things in life you just don't want to see your kids "attain." Reaching the lofty goal of "being as big as daddy" is definitely one of them. Maybe the size of mommy, who is between 1/2 to 1/3 the size of daddy ... that's a good goal. Weighing in at roughly the size of a small manatee ... not so desirable.