Mermaids are a current favorite of Staleys. She loves all things mermaid. Mermaid dolls. Mermaid clothes. Mermaid books. Mermaid videos. I will admit. I count down the days until the 'Dora Saves the Mermaids' video and the 'Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom' book are due back at the library. And I insist that we wait at least one visit before checking them out again. You know, so other kids can have a chance...to drive their parents crazy with excessive reading of the same book and watching the same Dora episode every single day.
Tonight, Staley was telling Zach how she would like to get a Marianna doll. (Marianna is the mermaid in the 'Dora Saves the Mermaids' movie and book. If you'd like to know more about the characters or the plot for this title, I am very well-versed.)
Zach: "I don't know if they make a Marianna doll."
Staley: "Yes they do. They just don't sell them at garage sales. Mommy will have to buy it somewhere else."
Yes, I do love a good garage sale. But where does she come up with this stuff???
Staley has decided that, with her love of mermaids, she would like to be a mermaid for Halloween. So last night we were having this discussion:
Staley: "Let's talk about our costumes."
Me: "Okay. Do you still want to be a mermaid for Halloween?"
Me: "What do you think Adelie should be?"
Staley: "Adelie can be a fish."
Me: "That's a great idea."
Staley: "And you can be a mermaid too. I will be a Staley mermaid and you can be a mommy mermaid."
Me: "Good idea. And what about Daddy? What do you think Daddy should be?"
Staley: "Daddy can be a...(long pause as she's thinking)...caterpillar."
Wouldn't we be a cute little themed out family. Two mermaids, a fish, and...a caterpillar???
I can't help but laugh at some of the things my daughter says.