Don't think Elaine has just gotten pushed to the side lately (and if you knew her? You'd realize that that is virtually impossible). It's just that school has opened up a lot of venues of conversation and is a source of new quotes. Rest assured that ol' Tootlebug, as she is also known, is still going strong.
Yesterday she was going down the basement stairs, and I said, "Scoot over so you're near the wall, not near the railing."
She looked at me and said, "No."
I said, "Excuse me? I'm sorry, I didn't quite hear that--what did you just say to me?"
Then she put her hands on her hips and said, somewhat garbled, but in an exact imitation, "You don't say 'No' to Mommy!"
Then she scooted over.