Friday, October 16, 2009

She said WHAT??!

"Только настоящий друг может терпеть слабости другого друга."
Уильям Шекспир

That would be, in English, a quote from the bard himself, good old William Shakespeare:

"Only a true friend can suffer weaknesses of a friend."

Quoted to Chris and me, in Russian, by our cocky little nine-year-old, after we reprimanded her for an unkind remark she had made about her sister. Evidently her being "a true friend" in addition to being a big sister somehow is grounds to let the snarky remark slide.

I must confess, Chris and I were so stunned to have Shakespeare swiftly quoted at us, in flawless Russian, that we were left speechless.

And Katya victoriously left the room while she could.

5 comments:

Katya said...

There's nothing like a good quote to make your point. Good on you, Lil K!

Tina in CT said...

I always told you she was bright! Looks like there will be another lawyer in the family!

Anonymous said...

Well, the exit timing was essential. Very good timing - she assumed you were done talking, so she departed.
I wander why the big K is not a layer yet, she was very good at these things as a child.
Olga

Rachael said...

Hilarious. Funny, smart girl.

Amanda said...

Haha! She sounds like a smart girl! If you don't mind me asking, do you ever speak Russian with your girls at home?