Briefly

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.

Printed Fabric Design - Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 19th C.

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.

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