Me: If your teacher called me what do you think she would tell me?
Schatz (shrugs her shoulders): I dunno.
Me: Think about it for a minute. What do you think Miss Pollitt would tell me if she called me?
Maura: She's asking if you were being good today or naughty.
Me: No, I'm not. I'm asking Schatz what she thinks Miss Pollitt would say about her if Miss Pollitt called me. [To Schatz] What do you think?
Schatz looks at her feet.
Me: Well, Miss Pollitt called me today.
Me: Yes. Would you like me to tell you what she said?
Schatz shrugs, but crawls into my lap.
Me: Miss Pollitt called me to tell me what a delight you are to have in her class. She told me that you are always helpful and you always help out your classmates. She really enjoys having you in her classroom.
Schatz's eyes brightened and she was delighted...then she was suspicious.
Schatz: Really? Are you messing with me?
Me: No! She really did call.
Schatz: Did Miss Pollitt really, truly call?
Me: Yes. She called to say nice things about you.
Schatz: No, she didn't. Are you lying?
Me: I'm not lying.
Maura (mouthing the words over Schatz's shoulders): Did she really call? Are you just kidding?
Me: YES! Miss Pollitt really, truly called me. I'm not kidding. I'm really serious.
Schatz (smiling and straightening her shoulders): Oh. She really called.
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