Tuesday, February 9, 2010


We were driving around town, looking for ways to stave off boredom and avoid a suspected meltdown when Nanny, who was in for a visit, began coaxing Audrey in teasing tones about who we would invite to my birthday party.

"Shall we invite Daddy-kins?" she asked.

"Yes, yes, Daddykins can come."

"What about Mommykins?"

"Of course, Mommykins."

"And Audreykins?" The laundry list continued..

When we got to baby sister, Audrey interjected, "How 'bout E-banjo-lin-kins?" She sounded the word out slowly and with precision.

"Wow," I piped in, "that is a mouthful."

"Yes," said Audrey, with a heaving sigh, "E-banjo-lin-kins. It's too much! I can't do it!"

I couldn't either.

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