Princess, on arriving at school: Mrs. X, I have a mole in my tummy!
Teacher: A mole? Is it a mole ON your tummy?
Princess: Yeah! I have a mole on my tummy!
Teacher: That’s okay. I have moles, too.
Princess: There’s a mole in my tummy, and it hurts!
Teacher: Sweetie, do you have an owie on your tummy?
Princess: Yeah! No. It’s just a mole!
Teacher, confused: Well, if it’s just a mole, then you’ve probably had it your whole life. If it’s an owie, it will get better soon.
Princess: Okay! [Princess always speaks in exclamation marks.] But there really is a mole in my tummy!
Teacher: Do you want to show it to me?
Princess, who has been playing with her shirt and lifting it up and down: No, I don’t want to show you my tummy! [laughing]
Mrs. X., to Miss Slinger: I really wish that child would learn how to speak in coherent sentences.