The ex-kindergartners were trying to become accustomed to first grade. The teacher insisted on no baby talk. “You need to use ‘ big people’ words,” she’d always remind them.

She asked Wendy what she had done over the weekend.

“I went to visit my Nana.”

“No, you went to visit your Grandmother.”

She asked Joey what he had done. “I took a ride on a choo-choo,” he said.

“No, you took a ride on a train. Use big people words!”

She then asked Eddie what he had done.

“I read a book,” he replied.

“What book did you read?”

Eddie thought about it, then said with great pride, “Winnie The S***.” — Hi Lama