Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On imaginative play and remembering the dead


Conversations with my daughter this week, from the Facebook Page:

We weren't able to find Addison's bunny for a few days. So I finally told her,
Me: Your bunny is on vacation. Visiting his family.  
Her: But...his family is dead.  
Me: It is? 
Her: Yes. They died three weeks ago. 
Me: Well . . . I guess he's just on vacation by himself. 
Addison (whispered): We are his family now. 
 It was either sweet or creepy. Or both. You may recall that Addison is pretty good at the creepy.
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Addison: What is my nipple name? 
Me: ? 
Addison: My nipple name! You understand me?! 
Me: Your...middle name? 
Addison: That is what I said. 
Me: Sage. It's Sage.  
Addison (huffily): Thank you.
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Addison climbed onto the couch, then over the back of it, and her Gramps asked her what she was doing.
Addison (a little breathless): Here's the deal. 
A pause to collect her thoughts. 
Addison: Wolves are coming. I need to hide in the curtains. 
I suppose hiding from wolves in a flimsy curtain is her version of the duck and cover drill for nuclear attack. Luck with that, kiddo.

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Me: Who is my favorite little girl? 
My wife raises her hand. Addison crosses her arms belligerently, but then sees her mom raising her hand and shoots hers up in the air too. You can always count on her sense of competition.
Me: Oh, so you're both my little girls? 
Addison: Yes. 
Me: And who am I? 
Addison: Your name is Neal and you are a gentleman. 
 And you, little girl, will get a pony someday if you keep up this kind of talk. 

5 comments:

  1. I love your kiddo. She really is kind of brilliant and awesome. And, yes, maybe a little dark, but dark is in right now, so she's just being trendy.

    Also, it's a well-known fact that wolves cannot see through curtains. It's their Achilles heel.

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    1. Thanks Amy. She's pretty good. Unfortunately it takes a lot of sass to be as awesome as she is. The kid's got spirit, I'll give her that.

      I'll probably need to introduce her to Gaiman before too long. And after that, it's only a hop, jump, and a skip away from King. Where does the time go?

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  2. Conversations like these are priceless, and they just can't be made up. Love it!

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  3. "Wolves are coming. I need to hide in the curtains."

    Hahahaha!

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