Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And Then There's The Adorable Middle Geeklet

I mentioned yesterday how my 8yr old daughter just finished The Tempest on her own (a children's translation). Over the dinner table this produced an interesting bit of oneupsmanship(?) with her 6yr old sister:

Elizabeth: "Daddy, I just finished Much Ado about Nothing in Katherine's book."

Katherine: "Much Ado About Nothing isn't even in that book!"

Elizabeth: "Well I finished something, I forget the name of it."

Daddy: "What was it about?"

Elizabeth: "I forget."

Daddy: "What was the name of the main character?"

Elizabeth: "I forget."

Daddy: "Did you read the one about a girl named Rosario?"

Elizabeth: "I think I remember now. It was the story about Rosario."

Daddy: "There's no story Shakespeare story with a girl named Rosario. Busted."

Katherine: "Ha!"

Elizabeth: "D'oh!"

:) All in good fun, of course. I realize that may sound like we were ganging up on the child, but that's not the case.

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