Mermaid at the ocean’s door

By Mark Clevenger

My 4-year-old daughter Chloe likes to take her toy tambourine into the front yard to put on “shows,” setting a hat on the sidewalk so passersby can give her money. Along with her imaginative play, I also find her language beautiful. She begins nearly every sentence with “Know what?” or “Even,” as in “Even I ate oatmeal this morning” or “Know what? Even Mommy said I could have a hermit crab.”

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