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.


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.

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?