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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-12 12:47
Subject: [funny] Wisdom of the Niece, anent reading
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The Niece, informing her mom this morning that now that she is in Kindergarten, she's ready to read and this is how it works:
"I have a house in my head and all the people in my family who have died are there and in the cubinet (sic) they have a magic book that is the same as whatever book I am reading and when I need a work or a number, they take it and they put it on a boat and it floats down my bloodstream to my mouth and then I know what it is!"

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: kaaronwarren
Date: 2009-09-12 23:58 (UTC)
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That is astonishing, Jay. That a child of that age feels such a thing, and that she can verbalise it.
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User: chant_1
Date: 2009-09-13 02:41 (UTC)
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Sounds like a future writer...
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Kristine Smith
User: kristine_smith
Date: 2009-09-13 04:03 (UTC)
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The word "cubinet" is an absolutely marvelous concoction. A blend of "cube" and "cabinet." People storage, yes. A Dilbert word.

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User: lillypond
Date: 2009-09-13 15:47 (UTC)
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Cubinet was very deliberate, she used it several times in our discussion. Kid blows me away, sometimes. Actually, a lot of the time!
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User: quixhobbit
Date: 2009-09-13 17:29 (UTC)
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This is not only amazing creativity and insight from a 5 year old, it is also a great story seed. Just sayin'. :D
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User: shaolingrrl
Date: 2009-09-13 20:14 (UTC)
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Whoa! That is so cool!

I need some better edicated folks in my cubinet.
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