I tried for a learning moment with Lydia today but failed miserably because I couldn't keep a straight face.
She was coming into the kitchen so I could help her get her shirt off but Raina was sweeping the floor and blocking her way. Lyd's first reaction was to yell at Raina for being there. When she got to me I tried to explain how a kind word goes a long way blah blah blah (which is all she heard, I'm sure). Before I could even finish a sentence she looked at me, smiled a huge smile, and leaned in for a hug, saying, "Oh, thank you, Mommy. Thank you." It was so patronizing and a such a brave attempt to avoid a lecture without adding time to it, that I found myself completely speechless. And then I cracked up and that was the end of that.