In the car after a birthday party, the girls are rummaging through their goodie bags…
Isabella (the five-year-old): Mommy, is the lollipops in the bag?
Mommy: Are the lollipops.
Iz: What, Mama?
Mommy: “Are the lollipops in the bag?”
Iz: I don’t know. That’s why I asked you.
Mommy: No, Honey. You said is when you should have said are. Because, the word “lollipops” is what we call “plural.” Do you know what that means?
Iz: Oh, I understand what you’re saying… Julianna, is the lollipops in the bag?