"Here is an orange and a clementine and here is an avocado and some cheese and spinach and a banana and oh, here's a strawberry - two strawberries! - and some gwapes and a potato, some eggies, a carrot nose, and if you want to have a pear I have a pear right here."
Birdy verbally rips through her little shopping basket of fake food, offering up her stash of delicious plastic pieces.
"And if your blood sugar is low, you can have glupose tabs or some of that gwape juice." She furrowed her brow thoughtfully. "Or a croissant. But not this one, because it's just PWETEND and it won't help you feel better."
She's learning. The curve is steep, and lined with plastic food, but she's learning.