Can you say “breathe” in Portuguese?

 I interviewed this kid who is going on a two-year mission to Brazil yesterday.

He was a great kid (it’s odd to call him that, when he is only three years younger than me– *gulp*) and his mom was sweet. His little sister stared at me kind of intensely during the whole interview, and I tried to include her at one point, asking her if she planned to do mission work when she was older. She silently nodded.

As I got up to leave, suddenly the little girl spoke, and at great length, about how she knew all about Brazil because she had learned about the rain forests in school. She concluded her sudden speech breathlessly, saying, “And-also-my-friend-Brittany-wears-hearing-aids.”

I looked at her, puzzled.

“Did you notice that I have them?”

She nodded again.

“You have very good eyes,” I told her. “Most people don’t notice right away.”

She was a cute little kid, although her random decision to speak caught me off guard, particularly the end of it. It’s funny how willing children are to share with you.

Coming soon: reviews of “Mamma Mia!” and “The Dark Knight,” since I am in that rare demographic that has now seen both.

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