(How's that for a run on sentence? I told you the comma was a powerful device.)
Today was Emma's first experience with Columbus Day, at school.
Dad (to Emma, who is wearing a funny hat): What's that hat?
Emma: I can't remember. Do you want to see the picture that I colored at school today?
Dad: Are those three ships?
Dad: Are they the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria?
Emma (Amazed): It's just like you were in my class!
Dad: These were the ships of Christopher Columbus.
Emma: Oh, yeah (looking at her funny hat) that's who I am.
Dad: What did you learn about Christopher Columbus today?
Emma: He thought the world was round, not flat and he came to America in three boats, and he met the ......(long pause).......indians.
Dad: Very good.
Emma: I was going to say, he met the idiots.
No, honey, they came later.