Molly: A-dah! A-dah! Ah-dah! (pointing desperately)
Me: Would you like some more tortilla, MaGoo?
Molly: (looking over at her brother) Agua! Agua! Agua! (water)
Hank: Here’s your water, muggy.
Molly: (takes a sip, sets her sights on her papa) A-dah! Papa! A-dah! A-dah! A-dah!
Pai: (peeling an orange) I will share, tem calma (calm down).
Molly: Papa, (pointing desperately at the orange) AH-DAH! PAPA! AH-DAH! AH-DAH! AH-DAH!
Me: (rubbing her back) Your papa will share, but it isn’t instantaneous. You need to be patient.
Molly: AH-DAH!!! (reaching)
Hank: It’s like my teacher says, “You can’t walk up to a cow and expect cheese.”
Pai: (handing over a peeled, skinned orange segment) HA! Exactly.
Me: Wise words. Are you listening, MaGoo?
Molly: (mouth stuffed with orange, chipmunk cheeks, juice running down her chin) Ah-dah? (pointing for more)
Pai: (chuckling) This lesson is learned with time.