I took Bean into town today for lunch and some time at the BMAG. Auntie Steff and cousin William (“Wa-na”, as Eve said)– known more often as Mr. Charm– met us there. Eve and I took the train home, and looked out the window. Being a good mum who wants to develop her child’s language skills, I narrated.
Me: Look, honey, ducks.
Eve: Duck! Quack-wack-wack.
Me: And birds in the sky.
Eve: Birdts! Birdts inna kyyyy.
Me: And there’s the canal.
Eve: (a withering look) No! Water!
She knows best.