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February 27, 2012
I suspect my daughter sometimes forgets she isn't supposed to know the English language yet. When she is especially frustrated, I will occasionally catch her muttering things that sound astonishingly like real words.

"Alright. alright, alright!" she'll say, much like I might when trying to convince myself that I'm being unreasonably emotional.

Or a furious "Got it! Got it!" while trying to bring her uncooperative limbs to order.

She reminds me of an elfling, a fairy, something more than human. Oh, I have no doubt this is the child I carried inside my body, but she is no ordinary infant.