For some reason Hallie adds an “a” to the end of verbs:
“I bump-a my head!”
“Don’t touch-a my dwess!”
“You paint-a my toe-nails pink!”
“I hit-a my bwa-der (brother)!”
(Yes, most sentences spoken by Hallie end in an exclamation point.)
She may not look Italian, but she certainly sounds like one!