Friday, July 24, 2009

A little wisdom from Child

Last night Child was suddenly a fount of wisdom. I couldn't resist transcribing a few sparkly thoughts for your enjoyment:

On reading:

"I like books best where the author writes like "I". You know? It makes it feel like the author is a character. It makes you feel like the character doing stuff."

(this was spontaneous, I SWEAR. I am not coaching her on 1st-person love. Though I admit I grinned wickedly when she said this.)

On Swan Lake, which we were watching on DVD (the ABT version):

"Why do they make boys wear those tights? You can see their bottoms."
Me: "That's just the way they do it. They've done it that way for a long time."
After pause: "When they turn around, you can see their butts. You can even see the shape of their..."
Me (quickly): "Mmmhmmmm."

(later)
"I still don't understand why you'd want someone to lift you up and hold you like that (while dancing) if you don't love them."

On our household:

"You know, Daddy is the only one in this house right now who doesn't have red toes."

A riddle, right before bedtime:

"Why are horses like humans? Answer: Because we're both alive."

Yes, we are. And enjoying the hell out of it, thank you.

4 comments:

courtney said...

FIRST PERSON LOVE FTW!

Also:

"I still don't understand why you'd want someone to lift you up and hold you like that (while dancing) if you don't love them."

*lulzing*

emilyhainsworth said...

Child never CEASES to astound me with her wisdom!! And tell her I AGREE COMPLETELY about boy ballet dancers. ;)

Susan Adrian said...

Courtney: Can you BELIEVE she came out with the 1st-person love unprompted?? We weren't even discussing reading before that. It just popped out. Imagine my expression. :)

Emily: I KNOW. :)

Tiffany Schmidt said...

LOL! There is nothing so important as the well-timed Mmmmhmmm! Wield it wisely! *giggles*