Last night, my brother-in-law, Stephen, and I were lightly arguing over what constitute a cole slaw. And the cole slaw that he likes is not really a cole slaw - it is one of those Asian-American delicacy that has a mixture of cabbage, vinegar, sesame seeds and ramen noodles. I was splitting hairs with him by saying that it is not THE cole slaw that every knows and hates to eat. I hate the stuff but I love the Asian version. Well, Stephen appealed to a higher authority: his mom. "Well, my mom calls it Cole Slaw so it must be Cole Slaw!" I came back with a riposte: "Uh, that's circular argument and your mom is not the reference cook book!" Gigi was doing her homework and was listening to us teasing each other about cole slaw. Finally, she spoke with an authoritative voice: "Steve, that's an opinion not a fact!" I smiled and was proud that Gigi agrees with me and I turned to her and said, "Oh Gigi I love you! You are so beautiful!" Without missing a beat she replied, "Now that's not an opinion - that's a fact!"
She's 6 years old. Man, what is she going to be like when she turns 13? Should be interesting to see.... Stay tuned!