Gan is: Crying. Tantrums. Acting out. Then a light in the horizon:
Princess: "Ima, today a Hebrew girl walked in the room, and another Hebrew girl told her "Tizkor hadelet" and she closed the door, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS. It means to close the door! And I know that." Her eyes glow. Her dimple shows.
She's going to do it! It's hard and I hate myself for leaving her sobbing to play in her small fringe group of anglo children when she is used to being the queen of gan and the center of attention in general. But she's getting it! And she is so proud!
"Tizkor hadelet!" Princess says again.
Coco-pop looks up from eating her lunch of scrambled eggs and Where the Wild Things Are. "Delet! Door!" She exclaims. She gets up and runs to the front door. "Delet door!"
Maybe it'll be easier the second time around.