I was sitting in a hobbit chair this morning, cutting out laminated book covers for Zack's class when I hear two first grade girls, whispering when they should be reading.
Blonde Piggytails: Um, did you know that An. Ge. Lina. Jol. Lee. is having twins? I think they are gurls.
White Headband: Yeah, but did you know that Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson are sisters?
Blonde Piggytails: How do you know they are sisters?
White Headband: I dunno. Maybe they are entirely different Simpsons. Like Lisa.
Pause. They look over their shoulders at me. Their voices become barely audible.
Blonde Piggytails: Hmmm. I don't know about that. But. I like Ashlee's hair red. It's red now.
White Headband: It's 'cause of the wedding. Brides always do stuff like that.
(And Mrs. Milton wanted to add something about her nosejob, but she thought better of it. The three of us had a lot to do before recess and the sun is finally out.)