today, at supper (or dinner, we go back and forth at our house, but definitely not lunch)chris sincerely said to me, “good job, dear,” about something (i have NO idea what exactly it was about!).
this prompted maya to ask, “dad? why did you call mom deer?”
chris: “because she is a dear!”
maya: “she’s not a deer!”
(do you see where this could be going?)
chris: “yes, she is. what else could she be? an elephant?” (if you don’t remember, maya’s favorite friend in the whole world is her stuffed elephant, so i guess technically it would be a compliment, right?)
maya: “no, she’s not an elephant?”
chris: “a lion?” (where is this going?)
g-mama: “a teddy bear?”
chris and maya together: “no! (add chris, “you are definitely NOT that!” grin grin)”
then, maya piped up with a huge grin on her face: “a COW!”
she called me a cow!
my daughter called me a cow!
and all i could do was laugh my head off!