A conversation I had with "Smiley Face" balloon kid yesterday. He's a first grade student and I'll call him "L".
Me: I saw you at the store yesterday.
L : You did? What was I doing?
Me: You were with your Sister, and your Mom and Dad.
L : Oh...
Me: What's your sister's name?
L : Her name is Madeline, but don't call her that!
Me: Why not?
L : She doesn't like it.
Me: What does she like to be called?
L : She likes to be called something different every day.
Me: Like what?
L : Like...Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or sometimes, dog, cat, and turtle....
Me: (laughing) Why?
L : Because I like to be called different names I guess, and she's copying me.
Me : That's interesting.
L : Yes it is. You can call me, "Common House Finch" if you like, or you can just call me, "Finch".
Me: I think I'll just call you "L". What's your sisters name for today?
L : "Pig"...
Me: Of course it is.