I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Don’t tell me not to speak!
Me: If by ‘speak’ you mean ‘bark’, yes, I will ask you not to speak.
Stella: You are violating my rights.
Me: Tall Man and the baby just walked into the house and you all erupted in loud barking. That is not free speech. That is just excited noise.
Stella: Which we have a right to express whenever we wish.
Stella: How can you call yourself an American, whatever that is.
Me: Easily. I know the difference between speech and noise.
Stella: I don’t see a difference. If I want to open my mouth, I have a right to.
Me: And you are opening your mouth because…why?
Tiger: I feel like it.
Wiggles: Everyone else is doing it.
Doodlebug: I have a great voice.
Miss Sweetie: I don’t know.
Stella: I am the queen. Divine right of queens.
Me: I have an idea. How about a snack?
Tiger: I’ll take that.
Wiggles: Whatever you say.
Miss Sweetie: A big snack or a little snack?
Doodlebug: Ready when you are.
Me: And the free speech debate?
Stella: Free what?
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