Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happily Ever After

Benjamin and Hannah were both playing with their pretend cell phones this afternoon, and for some reason both decided they were watching TV shows or movies on the screen of their pretend cell phones. I don't know if this stems from Benjamin getting to watch a show or two on my iPod on occasion or what. But anyway, I was going to help Hannah get her socks and shoes on while she was watching her "show," and as I bent down beside her, she looked up from her screen and said matter-of-factly, "Sleeping Beauty is dead."

To which I said, "Why don't you pretend to watch a show that is nicer and doesn't talk about dead people?"

Her very quick reply was to roll her eyes and with a bit of disgust in her voice say, "Prince Charming kissed Sleeping Beauty and they lived happily ever after." As if implying that this is what ALWAYS happens and why couldn't the story be a little bit different every once in a while.

All I could do was laugh.

And sigh that she already rolls her eyes that quickly and easily.

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