Small talk: From the mouths of babes, answers to some of life’s tougher questions

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Lucy Armengol

Age: 9

Attends: Venable Elementary School

Likes: Writing, reading, playing soccer, spaghetti.

Dislikes: Maraschino cherries, feta cheese, brushing my hair.

What would you do if you were president? I would work more on making sure pollution doesn’t happen.

What advice would you give your parents? To let me stay up later before bed.

If you grew up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for? Writing an epilogue story to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

What’s the hardest thing about being a kid? Maybe the homework.

What do you think life will be like in five years? Fun because I’ll be more independent but still have someone to be there.

How do you know if you’re in love? I have no idea.

What do you know how to do that you can teach to others? Soccer.

If you could be a sound, what would you be? Laughing.

If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be? Claire, because that’s the name of the character in the book that I’m writing.

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent? A robot that does the dishes.

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