Well, now that I realize my post had no body, Alexi's comment makes much more sense. Let's try that again, shall we?
Over dinner, the 8yr old is telling me about her day. "Daddy, guess what? We read a book at school today called The Woman With A Dead Bird On Her Head. And guess what genre it was?" Apparently they've just learned about genres, and she's digging this idea.
"Historical?" I ask.
"Nope," she says.
"Pastoral comical?" I try.
"Tragical historical comical pastoral?"
"I give up."
:) I'd like to think that somewhere around high school when she finally gets around to reading Hamlet in the original, she's going to get to Polonius' introduction of the players and finally get that. ;)