A Twist on a New Pattern

I have commented several times about Kate’s having developed a habit of asking my permission to pull leaves, specific parts of the yard in which she can work, and to use her clippers. Today, she opted for another variation of this. As we got near the house, she asked, “What can I not do?” She was asking about pulling leaves. I told her that would be fine. She asked, “Where?” I told her anywhere. Then she said, “Clippers?” When I told her that was all right, she asked one final question. She just held up her cup. She was asking if she could take it with her to the yard. I said yes, and she looked amazed.

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