Mark, Megan and Mirabelle came over for dinner tonight. Mark needed to pick up Volume 2 of the unabridged audio version of War and Peace from us, as he was done with Volume 1. More than done, actually: Volume 1 broke his car CD player.

My favorite conversation of the evening happened when Megan was getting Mirabelle ready for bed. I was in the kitchen when Megan walked in, then called back out to the living room where Kris, Mark, Mirabelle, Annie and Bella were:

"Stop asking her to say toothpaste!"

"Why does he do that?" I asked.

"He loves the way she says toothpaste."

Puzzled, I asked, "How does she pronounce toothpaste?"


I'd have to say that one's better than Ma Tit.