yesterday maggie said to nick:
"if nina goes to school, and you go to basketball, and mama goes out with mrs. moss, then i can get rid of all you guys."
then she added:
"and uncle erik can be my papa. well, no, he's too loud. he'll hurt my ears."
erik, you should know that nina has instituted code words for "you're talking too loud" ("erik") and "you're talking too quietly ("nina"). so if she looks at you and says "erik," you'll know what that means.
ah, the funny things they say.