Listening to Taylor Branch talk about his eight years of secret conversations with Bill Clinton, I’m betting the Johanna era has similar literary potential.
Me: Are you going to finish your dinner?
Jo (building a train with dining room chairs): No.
Don’t you want dessert?
Yes, I do.
Finish up we can have dessert and carve pumpkins.
I’m scared of Halloween.
Why? What’s scary?
Scary cats. Scary ghosts. Scary pumpkins. Scary BATS.
What are you going to be?
Karl (the cat) is going in his kitty costume.
What about you?
A COWGIRL. A cat.
A cat. Is Tomorrow is Halloween?
It’s still a few days off.
My birthday is yesterday. My birthday is AFTER yours.
No, your birthday is before mine.
Yeah. Are you a boy or a girl?
I’m a boy.
Yeah, a BIG boy. And I’m a big girl. Frankie is a big boy (Lists off everyone we know and their gender).