I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Hey, Doodle! Stop rattling the walls!
Doodlebug: Boom! BOOM! GrrrrRRRR! DOUBLE BOOM!
Me: You have an impressive voice. Can you use it a little less right now?
Doodlebug: I am singing the song of my people.
Me: Is that what it is?
Stella: Why is his voice so big and low and mine is so high and… puny?
Me: Your voice isn’t puny or that high, girl. It’s your voice. Your vocal cords are strung differently from Doodlebug’s. It works that way with humans, too. Some have high voices, some have low voices, and everything in between. Doodle is probably a baritone.
Stella: What if I talk deep down like this? Am I a baritone now?
Me: Just be yourself.
Stella: OOO! Waaah-OOOOOO!
Me: But maybe not so much of yourself right this minute.
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