Sempi and I are at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, reading books and eating bagels.
We picked up a book with a collection of funny poems. Here's one:
“One sister for sale,
One sister for sale,
One crying and spying young sister for sale
I'm really not kidding so who'll start the bidding
Do I hear a dollar?
Oh isn't there isn't there isn't there any
One person who will buy this sister for sale
This crying spying old young sister for sale.”
I asked Sempi.
Me: What would you say if someone offered a nickel for Jelly Bean (nickname for his brother Vian).
Sempi: Thank you!?
Me: Haha. So you'll give them Jelly bean for a nickel.
Sempi: No! He's mine.
I guess he didn't really understand the poem or my question. But I was amused that his first response was "Thank you".