Driving to school one morning, a radio ad announces that there will be 100 harlequins (?!) at an upcoming weekend event.
We drive a couple of blocks in silence.
Then Maddy pipes up "Um, what's a harlequin anyway?"
"I think it's like one of those french clowns in puffy clothes with diamond shapes on it and maybe a mask. Kind of like a mime."
"Huh," says Maddy. "I always thought it was a cross between a mannequin and...a ...harlot."
Cracked us all up.
Good thing we got that squared away before she goes out into the world!