Here is a conversation I found in my journal from November 22, 2004. It was with our oldest Granddaughter, Julia, and I hope it gives you joy! For clarity, when Julia was little she couldn't say her name and called herself YaYa.
GWAMMA LIKE CLOWNS?
Well, sort of Julia. Do you like clowns?
YAYA NO LIKE CLOWNS GWAMMA.
Oh, I’m sorry. Why don’t you like clowns?
YA YA NO LIKE CLOWN NOSE GWAMMA….YAYA NO LIKE SCAWEY CLOWNS.
I’m sorry Julia but clowns won’t hurt you, they are just people dressed up with make up on.
GWAMMA LIKE WINNIE THE POOH BEAR?
Yes, Jules, Grandma likes Winnie the Pooh. Do you like Winnie the Pooh?
YES GWAMMA. DON’T LIKE SPIDER ON POOH BEAR. SPIDER SCAWEY. YAYA NO LIKE SCAWEY. GWAMMA?
Why are you sad Jules?
RIWEY GETS PWESENTS. YAYA NO GET PWESENTS.
Well, it was Riley’s birthday and it wasn’t your birthday but I’m sorry you’re sad.
GWAMMA LIKES CLOWNS?
Repeat 43 times and you have an idea of Miss Julia’s concerns for a Monday.
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