Lily: "So, um, what are we doing?"
Miss Provo: "We're going out to dinner."
Lily: [says nothing.]
Miss Provo: "Do you know *why* we're going out to dinner?"
Sam: "I know, I know. Because of Mommy's thing."
me: "That's *DR.* Mommy, remember?"
Sam: [grunt and/or breathed laugh. hard to specify.]
Lily: "So, when are you going to get your doctor outfit?"
me: "Huh, what?"
Lily: "You know. Like a coat or something?"
Miss Provo: "I think you're talking about medical doctors. Your Mom is a philosophy doctor." [insert long discussion about the various titling methods for advanced degrees.]
Lily: "So, uh, what are we doing again?"
Writing a Novel Subplot
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