Raphaela: Mommy, am I five years old yet?
Mommy: Yes you are.
Raphaela: Wow, when I went to sleep last night I was only four, and now I am five!
(Notices that entire house is decorated in Disney Princess and Dora birthday theme)
Raphaela: What a beautiful job the princesses and Dora did while I was sleeping, I will have to write them a thank you note.
Mommy: (grumbling under my breath) Someday, my dear, we are going to have serious discussion about the identity of the Tooth Fairy.
Raphaela: Mommy, may I have a special birthday breakfast today?
Mommy: Does Cheerios with milk count as special?
Raphaela: (look of death)
Mommy: How about Cheerios with CHOCOLATE MILK?
Raphaela: Mommy, I want to give tzedakah [Hebrew for charity] today in school.
Mommy: Wonderful idea!
Raphaela: Can you give me five coins, because now I am five years old?
After a morning of working, the preparation of the cupcake platter for Raphaela's mini-birthday party at her English group.