Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fin gets attached to a song and insists on listening to it over and over. On the drive to the St. Louis Zoo, for example, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' was on a loop the entire trip.

But more recently she's been stuck on the Gotye song, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'. On a drive to Carbondale I watched her in the rear view mirror as she grooved to it, nodding her head with her eyes shut.

When the song ended she looked at me with a sorrowful expression on her face.

"Mom, I like that song because it reminds me of my boyfriend at daycare, Nate. But Nate doesn't go there anymore and I'll never see him again and it breaks my heart! He's somebody that I used to know!"

It was a struggle to keep the vehicle on the road.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fin and I spent the night in St. Louis last night for a trip to the zoo today.

Last night we were speculating about what our zoo experience will be like and I said, "We're going to have a ball!"

Fin's eyes lit up and she excitedly said, "We're getting a ball at the zoo?!" Twenty questions about said 'special zoo ball' immediately followed.


I explained to her that 'have a ball' is just something people say to mean 'we're going to have so much fun'.
She looked at me oddly and moved on to talk about penguins.

This morning as we were getting ready she hollered, "Mom, I cant wait to get to the zoo! We are going to have so much ball today!"

Um... wha?

"That means we're gonna have lots and lots of fun!! SO! MUCH! BALL!!!"

I tried to fix this, I did. But if you run into my child and ask her about her about her trip to St. Louis, please try not to take offense to her telling you how much ball we had while there.