River (on why he just couldn't eat the mushrooms on his plate at dinner): "No! They have tiny legs. Hundreds and hundreds. I just can't eat the tiny legs, Mom."
Maia: "Mom! Wow! Look at this. They did a great job on the pictures in this book. I like the way they drawed the moon with the cow jumping over it. You really can tell what the story is about."
River: "Maia! Come here! It is story time, and I want stories. Quit messing around and come to bed, Maia!"
Maia (to River): "It's time to play a game. I will trap you in here so you can't escape, and then I'm going to go downstairs."
River: "Fish aren't meat! They swim underwater! They're veggies!"
There are more, I'm sure, but the thing about these funny lines is that they come at inopportune moments to dash to the computer and record them. Pens get pilfered for wall-drawing, and paper gets wet at bath time.
See you when you get back, Captain!
-The Sea Captain's Wife