CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK AND ELANA

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Nick has a friend named Elana. She’s three. They see one another several times a year and recently vacationed together at Cape May.

 

1.

ELANA: Hi, Nicky!

NICK: Hi, Elana!

ELANA: Hi, Nicky!

NICK: THIS ONE TIME I WENT ON A PLANE AND MOMMY DIDN’T GIVE ME MEDICINE AND SO I THREW UP EEEEEVERYWHERE BUT MAYBE NEXT TIME SHE GIVE ME MEDICINE AND I DON’T THROW UP!

ELANA: Okay!

 

2.

NICK: Elana!

ELANA: Nick!

NICK: Don’t throw sand in my face!

ELANA: Okay!

NICK: Know what?

ELANA: What?

NICK: Knock, knock. Who’s there?

ELANA: Let’s bury our feet in the sand!

NICK: Okay!

(They bury their feet)

ELANA: Now our feet are stuck! We have to go to the hospital!

NICK: Wiggle your toes!

ELANA: Yeah! Wiggle your toes!

(They wiggle their toes)

NICK: We broke free!

 

3.

NICK: Push me over!

(Elana pushes Nick over)

NICK: Ha ha ha!

ELANA: Now you push me over!

(Nick pushes Elana over)

ELANA: Ha, ha, ha!

NICK: Now you push me over!

(Elana pushes Nick over)

NICK: Ha, ha, ha!

ELANA: Now you push me over!

 

4.

NICK: Mom?

ALLISON: Yes, Nick?

NICK: I like how Elana talks.

ALLISON: How do you mean?

NICK: Like if it’s raining outside and we have to get shelter, she’ll say “Oh, no! It’s raining outside! We have to get shelter!”

 

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