I was getting really tired of the snow, and the boots and the snowsuit and whatnot. So one day last week I announced that we were walking to school in our sneakers, rather than our boots. Liana was dubious, but she agreed.
So once we got out on the sidewalk, Liana exclaimed:
"There's no snow on the sidewalk! If there was snow on the sidewalk, we would have to wear our boots."
Ummm. While I was delighted with the complexity of the sentence, I was a little surprised to hear the NY syntax. You KNOW I don't say "if there was." So, it is clear. My role as primary influence in her life is fading already. And she talks like a New Yorker.
And just to prove that she is a real NY'er, here she is taking the train to see Elmo Live at Madison Square Garden.
A marvelous time was had by all.
Oh. And they were just pretending to be asleep on the subway.