Monday, February 4, 2008

Just Wait Till They Let Her Watch Dora

Sometimes stories need a little help -- or a lot. Like pasta cooked in unsalted water, they're bland and mushy and must be seasoned with a heavy hand.

Other times, however, stories need no help at all. The conversation my sister just related about my two nieces, ages 6 and 3, is such a story. So, without further adieu, I give you Savannah and Maria.

Savannah (6): Maria, you don't say "look" right. It's "look," not "wook."

Maria (3): I don't say "wook," I say "wook."

Savannah: See, you just did it. You said "wook," not "look."

(brief pause)

Maria: I'm saying it in Spanish.

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