January 1st, 2012: Happy Birthday to a Special Someone
Three years ago, I was playing with my 9 year old niece and 7 year old nephew in the swimming pool. My niece was trying to drag me to the edge of the pool while my nephew was just swimming around. Finally, my niece reaches out to her brother with one arm around my biceps and the other outstretched to him.
And she cries out with dramatic pathos: “Help me, my obedient slave!”
My nephew cries back, truly upset: “I am not your obedient slave! I quit!” and he goes swimming off.
Happy Birthday, Christiana. You’re going to make an awesome supervillain.