Princess: I really didn’t eat much lunch.
Songbird: Why not?
Princess: Kelli had some goldfish crackers, and she shared them with me, and she poured them into my lunchbox. Then Abdi–not the old Abdi, the new Abdi–
Songbird: There’s a new Abdi?
Princess: Yes, lots of the boys from Somalia are named Abdi. And most of them have the same last name:
(This is common knowledge in City By the Sea.)
Princess: Mohammed was someone in their religion, right? Like their God?
Songbird: More like their Jesus, a prophet.
Princess: So. New Abdi wanted some goldfish crackers, and he put his hand in my lunchbox and took some, and then I didn’t want my lunch anymore.
Songbird (fearing latent racism): Was there something wrong with his hand?
Princess (outraged): Mom!!! HE’S A BOY!!! HE HAS COOTIES!!!