Me: Stop pulling that elastic or it will snap and hurt you.
Her: Like a puppy that hasn’t been trained?
Me: Same word, different context.
Her: Daddy bought a ball?
Me: Yes, in the supermarket.
Her: A ball??
Her: Where, where is the ball?
Me: It’s in the hall.
Her: A ball for dancing? A swirl of colour and a swell of music?
Me: Oh no, sorry sweetheart, a ball for bouncing and throwing.
Her: Ah, same word, different context.
And re the title, yes, we’re having a Samuel Johnson week, is there a problem with that?
Brilliant – as per.
Where DID that child get her inate intelligence and grasp of language?
‘A swirl of colour and a swell of music’ is fantastic.
i’d love to see my child and your princess play together. i’m envisioning the hunchback of notre dame (my wee one) and esmerelda (yours, of course) “Grunt, grunt ..”
i know she must take after her parents, but the way she talks i wonder how you two converse when you’re at home. in middle english?
Pog, thank you.
BHM, modesty forbids etc.
Katja, Kristin, you should know that this is a quote from the Cinderella book that she found in her grandparents’ house, produced in California ca. 1975. It also boasts the wonderfully cheesy line “Lovely lady, may I have this dance?”