Statement of fact:
Julianna (she’s 10): Daddy, small people sound like chipmunks when they talk.
Me: Well, people tell me I’m short. Do I sound like a chipmunk?
J: No, Dad. Like a dwarf or a munchkin.
Me: So, you’re saying I’m a dwarf, then.
J: No, Dad. You’re a regular person. You just kinda stopped growing somewhere along the way.
Me: So, I’m not a munchkin?
J: No, well, but. You just stopped growing. But, your stomach kept going. Hahaha! You’re fat!
J: I am an awesome kid!
Me: Grrr… No you’re not. And, fat people and dwarfs are regular people, too. Be nice.
A teaching moment.