Admittedly, he’s not a strong character…

Babess has been enjoying the Dick and Jane books of late.  She’s not very interested in the words, but she loves the pictures and telling stories about them.  She likes to identify everyone in the picture first, then describe what’s happening and what they might be saying.  It’s often not too far off the actual text, in fact!

This morning she had been reading one in the car, and when she went to daycare the book went into my handbag.  At the end of the day, I realised just how uncommon the old short form of Richard is these days.  Babess came running up to me and said, “Mummy!  Where’s Jane and Stick?”

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