Me: Sure, I know Anna Lewis. She's in your class at school.
Pippi: Mommy, do you know B.B. King?
Me: Umm. I know who B.B. King is. Do you know B.B. King?
Pippi: Yes! I see him at the coffee shop. [pause] Does his guitar have a name?
Me: Yes, it does. Do you know his guitar, too?
Pippi: Is it Lucille?
Me: Yes [laughing], actually it is Lucille. Is that funny?
Pippi: [cracking up] I'm going to call Anna Lewis "Lucille"!
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Not to ruin the comedy, but just as background... Pippi's dad sometimes takes her to a nearby coffee shop on Saturday mornings. Apparently there's a picture of B.B. King on the wall, so they've talked about him and his music while they're having Saturday scones. Just goes to show that kids are really listening sometimes -- and there's no telling when they're going to share what they remember from those conversations.
Image borrowed from The Silver Tongue.