Emily and Phoebe

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Who's on first?

Phoebe opens a drawer in the kitchen containing foil, clingfilm, freezer bags and so on.

"Eleni put it in there."
"What, darling?"
"Eleni put it in there."
"Yes, what did she put in there?"
"Yes, Eleni. What did she put in the drawer?"
"She put it in the drawer."
"Yes. In the drawer. What did Eleni put in the drawer?"
[Patiently] "Yes. What is the *it* that Eleni put in the drawer?"
[Pause to consider her response] "In the drawer." [Longer pause] "Daddy, why you crying, Daddy?"


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