DS3.5 and I were reading Shrek last night before bed. When DH came in to wish DS goodnight, DS objected to a kiss and recited from the book:

Harken, stranger!
Shun the danger.
If you plan to stay the same,
You'd best go back from whence you came.

When he sees children acting up in public, he's taken to saying with a tone dripping in disdain, and often quite loudly, "What a revolting child!" (thank you, Roald Dahl, for this description of Augustus Gloop.) He said this about some friends' 2 year old when we were at their house for lunch this past weekend, as the child was getting ready for nap. I winked at him secretively and said, "Oh, you must be thinking of Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", to which he replied with a w ink, "Of course." Oh dear.

What is to give light must endure burning.