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Della: Which is healthier, bubble gum or apples?

George: Apples.

Della: Correct. Which is sharper, swords or lasers?

George: Lasers.

Della: Correct. Which one is nicer, Nanny Rosie or big cats?

George: Nanny Rosie.

Della: Correct. But I also would have said correct to big cats because big cats are my favorite animals.

“This Is True Stuff.”

Della was upset because Labor Day was coming up and Labor Day is a celebration of workers and she doesn’t work.


Steve: Are you talking to George, Della?

Della: No. I’m talking to everyone. Like I’m on the radio.

Della: Carson said my hair looks beautiful when I run in the wind.


Della: My spirit animal is kitties, lions, cheetahs, elephants, and vultures.

Me: Hmm, why vultures?

Della: Because they eat dead people and like stinky smells.


Della was telling me about having fun with Jackson on the playground. I said, “Oh that’s nice, what were you playing?” She said, “We weren’t playing. We were spending time together.”


Della calls me from the back room. I come running. She says, can you get me water with ice? I sigh and roll my eyes and go get it for her. When I hand it over she says, I love you. I say, oh that’s sweet of you to say. She says, I feel like I’m using you like a servant. I say, yeah kind of. She says, when you made that noise – sigh – it kind of sounded like that. I said, yeah you’re right, you’re very smart.


Della: I feel like the yellow crayon.

Me: What does the yellow crayon feel like?

Della: She worries she’s not perfect.


Della: I’m wrapping stuffed animals in coats. Because I’m going to a wedding. And the person who’s getting married is me.


Della: [Justin Bieber] said something about making mistakes.

Me: Yep, everybody makes them.

Della: And it’s ok. This is true stuff.

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