Like Mother, Like Daughter

This is a post for those who know me and my husband. Klara’s cousin asked her which boys she likes at school.

“I like Holden and Ronan,” Klara said.

“Do you like Leo?” I asked.

“No!” Klara said indignantly. “I don’t like Leo because he talks a lot!”

We collapsed with laughter.

For those who don’t know us, N is very taciturn. He’s so taciturn that people who’ve known us for years will probably have trouble recognizing his voice. I never liked voluble men because the time they spend talking is the time taken away from my talking.