This conversation occurred in the car, on our way home from the ferry.
Ava Simone: Mama, I ride on the boat.
Mama: Yes, Ava, you rode on the boat. Do you want to eat meatballs for dinner?
Ava Simone: Eat balls? No, no, no. Bounce balls.
Mama: No, Ava. Mmmm-eatballs. They’re food. You eat them. Do you want to eat mmmm-eatballs for dinner?
Ava Simone: No, no. No eat balls. Bounce balls.