Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

This is the running dialogue from Lindsey as she and I biked around Lake Harriet last night:

Mommy, did you know that the other day when we had swimming lessons Emma and I are in the same group and we get to be together for swim lessons and oh! Lookit that little doggie! He's so cuuuute! The other day I saw a doggie he was walking with his owner and he stopped and looked like he was kinda going to go potty on our lawn but he just sniffed around and kept going, and then I oh look! A boston terrier! He looks just like Dax! Mommy, is it true that if a Boston Terrier has white paws that it's a girl dog and if it doesn't it's a boy dog? And what if it has some white paws and some black paws? Well, I think it would be easier to know the boy dogs from the girl dogs if one always had white paws and the other had black paws and Mommy, what is that smell? It smells like stinky something. I wonder if there are some fish around here or something and Mommy? Are we close to the troll's house yet? Because I think I kind of recognize this area here but I'm not quite sure and oh! There's the monster! I've seen him lots of times now, he looks just the same. He's not really a monster, and it was so much fun when we came here this weekend and I got to tell Marissa all kinds of stories about the lake monster and she got so scared, and then she saw it and found out that it wasn't a real monster at all and that was so funny and Mommy, are we there yet? Where's the troll's house? Do you think the troll is going to be there this time? Where does he go when it's nighttime? Do you think he's answered our letter yet? I hope he's answered it since I asked for invisible wings, and how would he get the wings to me anyway, and how could I tell if I got them if they were invisible? Maybe I would be able to feel them or something but I couldn't see them because they would be invisible and Mommy? Are we at the troll house yet?


  1. I was laughing through this whole post. Not only could I picture this (one way) conversation, I can just hear Alex or Maria's voice behind that stream of words!

  2. Isn't that the truth?! I find it so amazing that she can be so shy and quiet around others and then have this stream of consciousness when she's with her family.

    I was smiling the whole time I was listening, taking mental notes so I could write it down!