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Europeans!

Molly had made it a habit to follow around her sleep deprived mother and if I put down my coffee cup for one unattended second she snitches it and tosses it down her gullet.

Molly has made it a habit to follow around her sleep deprived mother in the morning and if I put down my coffee cup for one unattended second she snitches it and tosses that coffee down her gullet.

 

Hank: We played baseball today in gymnastics.

Me: Really?

Monica: Baseball?

Hank: Yah.

Me: Like with a bat and a ball (gesturing throwing a baseball and taking a swing). Take me out to the ball game, baseball?

Hank: Um… No.

Monica: Describe what you played today.

Hank: You have two julgadors (referees) and a ball and bases and then one of them rolls the ball to you and you need to kick…

Me: That’s kickball.

Hank: No.

Monica: Hank, that is kickball.

Hank: No, but you kick the ball and then run to the bases to score a point you don’t take the ball with you. You take the ball with you in kickball.

Me: (shaking my head no) That’s American football when you catch a ball that was kicked or thrown and take it with you to score points.

Monica: And in kickball you can only take three steps before you get a foul. I am really good at baseball. I always get the ball in the hoop.

Me: (exasperated) Monica, that is basketball.

Monica: Oh.

Hank: Then what is baseball?

Me: (tossing my hands in the air in surrender) Europeans!