I got a call last week from Olive's preschool teacher.
Mrs. R: Mrs. Dill, this is Mrs. R., Olive's teacher.
Oh, dear, has she had an accident, did she throw a wrapper at the boy who threw it at her first, again, is she sick?
Mrs. R: We are making family portraits today and Olive tells me she has one more sister. She has 4 sisters, right?
Me: Yes, 4 sisters.
Mrs. R: That's what I thought, but she keeps telling me there's another one.
Me: No, she just has 4 sisters.
Mrs. R: Okay, so there's Divine, Azure, and Clover's the baby?
Me: Yes, and there's one more.
Mrs. R: I thought there were only 4.
Me: Yes, Olive has 4 sisters, so there are 5 total.
Why is this so difficult to understand?
Mrs. R: Does she live with you?
Me: Yes. Her name is Pearl.
Mrs. R: Oh, yes, she was saying something about Pull.
So my child can't say her r's very well! That doesn't mean you should try to convince her that one of her sisters doesn't really exist!
Me: Yes, Pearl is her sister, also.
Mrs. R: Oh. Okay. Well, now we can do her family portrait.
*As a side note, we really do love Olive's teacher. She sounds like Rosie O'Donnell, and to be fair, she's just had Olive for a month now.