Eliot: "I'm NOT shellfish."
(Don't you mean selfish?)
"You only care about the big people, like Alexander."
(Technically, Alexander isn't that big.)
"I know I'm a really good reader, but why can't I read books?"
(Hmmm, tricky question.)
"This boy in my class is sooo mean. He always says no to things. Like when I ask him to marry me."
(That is pretty rude. I should probably talk to his mother.)