GRANDDAUGHTER: (Out of the blue) Daddy, who is Cleopatra?
MY SON: She was a very famous queen of Egypt a long time ago. But most people probably know about her because Shakespeare wrote a play about her.[Pause]
GRANDDAUGHTER: Who is Shakespeare?
SON: He was an English writer who wrote plays a few hundred years ago. He’s the most famous writer in the world.
GRANDDAUGHTER: I thought Grandpa Avi was the most famous writer in the world.
SON: Well, maybe he’s the second most famous.
GRAND DAUGHTER: Oh, okay. I still like his books.
They drive on.