The above panel illustrates a typical response from Frances at bedtime. Instead of saying goodnight in return, her unique use of language — posing an unrelated question — is the norm. (She is six years old here.) The following response is one of the most memorable:  At the age of eight, she now will occasionallyContinue reading “Goodnights “

Decoding a culture

Frances’s questions are usually, but not always, delivered out of the blue or in rapid-fire style.  There are times when her questions are kind of jolting in a personal way because they provide a glimpse of the ways in which she struggles from day to day.  In this panel, at five years, she has troubleContinue reading “Decoding a culture”