OK, forgive me, the following story sounds like it’s right out of Reader’s Digest or “The Family Circus”, but I swear it really happened.

Last week the native anglophone kid in our class at the kindergarten brought in a toy mobile phone. During free play time, I noticed him animatedly talking into it. He saw that I was looking at him, covered the mouthpiece with his hand and said, “I’m talking to my manager.”

He went on to tell me that his manager was supposed to pick him up but didn’t know how to get to the kindergarten. He got back on the phone, saying, “So you take a left, and then go around a corner…”