M came marching out of her bedroom. (You know, the bedroom that she is supposed to be in? The same bedroom in which she should be winding down for the evening ... ) On her head was perched a striped birthday hat. My 10 year old burst into a near perfect British accent while saying, "Please, Ma'am. Can you spare some grapes? I couldn't even afford some food. All I could afford was this little cardboard hat ... "
A) Where the heck did the girl learn to talk with that accent?
B) We might need to discuss priorities ... a cardboard hat vs. imminent starvation ... hmmm ...