Snook can be a little, shall we say, mouthy. I call her on it all the time. But lately when I call her on it, this is what happens:
S: (in response to some request) No!
Me: I don't like that voice.
S: I was talking to the door.
S: You mean mommy!
Me: That's not a nice thing to say.
S: I was talking to the ceiling fan.
S: Stop it or I will put you in a time out!
Me: Excuse me?
S: I was talking to the window.
S: I don't like you anymore!
Me: Use your nice words.
S: I was talking to the dollhouse.
The good thing is we both end up smiling, situation diffused. The bad thing is she isn't getting any less mouthy.