Friday, July 11, 2008
I saw this trivia generator on the blog The Adventures of KJ and the Dreamy Giraffe (in which it was cleverly used as her 7 Interesting Facts trivia) and I thought it was hilarious... and perfectly fitting for Gracie. Anyone who has ever had a conversation with a three year old, knows perfectly just how surreal their little brains are. Like Salvador Dali and Barney having a picnic on acid.
Gracie is very verbal for her age. And she is very precocious... but about 80% of the time she makes no sense whatsoever. Sometimes I just look at her (bewildered expression on my face) and imagine that her brain is that of a short-circuiting robot going: SYSTEM MALFUNCTION! SYSTEM MALFUNCTION! RED ALERT! RED ALERT!
The other day, we went to the front office of our apartment complex to rent a movie and Gracie said to the complex manager as she got cozy in the leather chair, "Hey, I have something to tell you."
"And what would that be, Gracie?" he politely asked (he gets the biggest kick out of her).
No one expected her to shoot him a look as if he was completely crazy and emphatically announce, "I already told you!!!"
But she did.
And of course, the conversation she had with me yesterday, about how I was once a little baby living in her tummy, ended up getting so weird I finally had to end it because my brain literally hurt from the exhaustion. Because there were, of course, about 108 similar conversations going on between us within the several hours prior. All absurd, all nonsensical, all completely surreal.
Kids are such a kick, aren't they?