Gigi: What’s for dinner?
Cassie: Stovetop meatloaf.
Gigi: (wrinkling her nose) I’ll be nice about it this time.
Cassie: Gee. Thanks. This is Pop Walter’s recipe. It’s very good.
Gigi: I don’t like it. Can you NOT give me meatloaf for two whole months? Okay?
Cassie: I’ll think about it.
Gigi: I hate eating meat except for steak, hamburger and Kielbasa. I’m a vegga, Mom.
Cassie: A vegan?
Cassie: Well, a vegan, or a vegetarian, doesn’t eat meat at all. No hamburgers, no steak, no kielbasa.
Gigi: Oh. (Pause) I’m half a vegga since I’m only four years old.
Cassie: I see.
Gigi: Could you make me steak for dinner tonight instead of the meatloaf?
Cassie: No. I’m already searing the meatloaf here in the pan. Meatloaf is just chopped up steak, anyway.
Gigi: But I don’t like how it all blends.
Cassie: How it blends?
Gigi: Steak just has steak. Meatloaf blends with all the other stuff and I hate it.
Cassie: (giggling) You are too funny, G.
Gigi: No, I’m not. (Pause) It’s so a-sgusting. I’ll probably gag.
Cassie: Do you even know what “gag” is?
Gigi: Yes. From the last time I had to chew the meatloaf.
Cassie: Hmmm. Are you sure you don’t like meatloaf because Chloe doesn’t like it?
Gigi: Nope. My own tongue is grossed out from it.
Cassie: Your half-vegan tongue?
Gigi: Yea. Can I set the table?
Gigi: I’m just eating the vegetables tonight.