Lunchtime request

“Daddy? May I have some pistashews?”
– Emily, asking for… well… some sort of nut

“Pistachios?”
– Daddy, correcting her

“Yes, pistashews.”
– Emily, certain she knows what she wants

“Emily, Mama usually eats two kinds of nuts — pistachios and cashews. I believe she gave you cashews last time. Would you like some of those?”
– Daddy, still trying to correct pronunciation and explain her option(s)

“Yes, Daddy. I’d like some cashios.”
– Emily, showing she knows exactly what she wants…

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During the morning reading lesson

“Bess can yell.”
– Emily, reading the sentence in her lesson book

“Yes, very good.”
– Mama, providing encouragement

“AAAAAAAAAAAAH!”
– Emily, directly into Mama’s ear, proving Emily can yell too!