"'I've got it!' announced Amelia Bedelia. 'You can have twins—a boy and a girl!' Her mom sputtered, coughed, and sprayed water all over her plate and the table. 'Gee, Mom,' said Amelia Bedelia. 'Is that how a lady is supposed to drink water?' Amelia Bedelia's mother was coughing too much to reply, but she gave Amelia Bedelia a look that told her she was a tiny baby step away from being sent to her room."
Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, one of the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter books