Princess is taken from the bath. “Fish, fish” she says to me. “Where’s that plastic fish?” I ask her father. “Don’t know”. “Poisson, poisson” she says to him in increasingly unhappy tones. “Look” I say “have this”.ï¿½ It’s a little container. “It’s not a fish” says Mr. Waffle. “No but it has a picture of a fish on the bottom” I say. “No, it hasn’t” he says. I point to the picture of a whale on the bottom. “Yes, I know” he says “but that isn’t a fish, it’s a cetacean”. “A what?” I say. Princessï¿½claws for the container. “You know, a mammal. Whales are mammals, like dolphins”. Princess looks at him with an arrested look and he says to her “une baleine est un grand mammifÃ¨re”. “Maifer” she says to me solemnly, pointing at the whale.
Just to confuse her even more, tell her that “papa est aussi un grand mammif?re” …
You got me giggling, again, waffle. I love the princess.
Mike, I like that approach a lot. Lauren, your suggestion also has a lot going for it. Pog, am sure your laughter is sympathetic.
Has she started doing your cryptic crosswords yet?
Of course it is, waffle. Sympathetic and awestruck.