Dixie and Titles

One of the funniest things about Dixie is that she doesn't get the concept of a title. Examples:

Mommy, I want to watch "Cinderelly, Cinderelly, Night and Day It's Cinderelly"

Can you please sing "What a lovely little bride you'll make I'm sure you'll look divine things are working out according to my ultimate design soon I'll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine ha ha ha ha ha" ? Without even the slightest pause, intonation or implied punctuation.

I want to read "brownbearbrownbearwhatdoyousee-iseearedbirdlookingatme-redbirdredbirdwhatdoyousee . . ."She will recite the entire book, pausing only for breath occasionally, which she hitches quickly and dramatically. When she is finished, I can ask, "Oh, you want to read Brown Bear?" and she will reply, "Yes I want to read 'brownbearbrownbearwhatdoyousee-iseearedbirdlookingatme-redbirdredbirdwhatdoyousee . . .' "


Rebecca said...

Celia still only recites some obscure (usually made up) line and expects me to extract a song from it and sing it in it's entirety. Maybe if we put the two of them together we can get to a happy medium!

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Anonymous said...

I am so glad that I can call ya'll "kin", knowing these wonderful darlings makes these stories so much funnier. There are days when I come home from subbing and well....you've had those days when you taught, and I read your blog and my day gets instantly better. Keep'em coming!!!!