Boy and GirlHER: You a boy, mummy.
ME: No, I’m not! I’m a woman.
HER: You a BOY, mummy.
ME: I’m a woman.
HER: Mummy a woman.
ME: That’s right, and you’re a little girl.
HER: I not little girl!
ME: Oh? Are you a little boy?
HER: Noooooo.
ME: What then?
HER: I just little.

[Image courtesy of Malpeque Fine Iron folk art.]

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