Old journal entry

Just came across a journal entry from December 2012, when Frances was five (and playing Minecraft every day).  I remember having to stifle a giggle during the following conversation: Me: Hi, Frances. How are you, my darling? Her: Don’t go in the lava or you’ll burst into flames.  Her struggle with pragmatic language (everyday socialContinue reading “Old journal entry”

Our resident philosopher 

Here, at the age of five, Frances asks a question that probably would make others uncomfortable to some degree — this query and the words that follow are examples of typical conversation: a question is posed, there is no waiting for an answer before speaking again. (I think the question itself lines up with herContinue reading “Our resident philosopher “