In a post-nap grump:
Mama: You're cute.
M: Yes, you are. You are very cute.
C: [stomping foot] NO! THAT'S NOT NICE TO SAY.
M: Yes! It is nice. I am saying you are SUPER CUTE.
C: [arms behind her and bent over in anguish] NO! I! AM! NOT!
M: Cute cute cute cute WAAAAAY cute!
C: NO! THAT IS NOT NICE. WE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT!
M: Yep, you're cute as a button.
C: I AM ALWAYS CUTE! I mean I AM NOT CUTE ANYMORE!
M: You are cute!
C: [grumpy face] You ruined my toonies. [the cartoons she was watching]
M: By being nice??
C: FINE, I'M REALLY CUTE. OK? [pause] I love you.