Ella is currently in love with George--Curious George, that is. She wants to be just like him. The only problem is that the older (original) books are not so PC. Example:
Yesterday she came up to me holding an empty film canister and we had the following conversation (this is severely shortened. It lasted about 10 minutes.):
Ella: This is my pipe. I'm going to smoke my pipe.
Me: Um, that's not such a good idea.
E: I like to smoke my pipe.
M: Do you remember how we talked about that it's not a good idea to smoke?
E: Yeah, I'm smoking my pipe.
This went on and on. I finally had to ignore her to get her to move on. I was trying not to laugh, because I didn't really think I should encourage that...