My Kid is a Critic

I was driving Maya home from gymnastics tonight and she was chattering at me from the back seat, non-stop, as usual. She noted that the stars were coming out and announced that she would be making a wish on the first star she saw.

A few seconds later, she said, “I made a wish and I’m not telling it to nobody!” I said, “that’s cool. You should say, ‘I’m not telling anyone’ instead of ‘nobody,’ though.” I could feel her roll her eyes at me from the back seat, and then she asked, “why shouldn’t I say ‘nobody’?”

“It’s not grammatically correct,” I answered. She paused for a moment and then said, “ooooo-k, that was a weird thing you just said, mom.”

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