Meandering anecdotes and an occasional incisive comment, courtesy of an overeducated, feminist former-professional, who is continually outsmarted by her overly-gifted children and genius spouse and who seeks refuge in books, cocktails, and the occasional Xanax.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
the innocence of a dear child
Five year-old Lucy eagerly asked her big sister the other day, "Do you know what I want??!!"
Iris replied bitterly, "To kill me."
Lucy was surprised and took a moment to think. Speaking slowly, she said, "Well, yes, I do want to kill you, but I was thinking that I want a milkshake."