All in the Day’s Work
Klara brought me my shoes (that look huge like boats next to her) and repeated “sioux! sioux!” until I put them on.
Then she brought her shoes and again repeated “sioux! sioux!” (that’s the closest to how she pronounces it) until I put them on her.
Then she brought me her jacket and got me to put it on her.
Then she went to the front door and tugged at it until I opened it and let her out.
Outside she went to the gate we have around our mimosa tree and shook it until I took off the look she kept pointing at and gave it to her.
She clutched the lock in her little hand, smiled, and said “Appey.” (Which means “happy.”)
Then she walked around clutching the lock and repeating “appey” for 20 minutes. And then she fell asleep.