Sometimes, as a parent, you just have to give in to the burst of laughter that wants to come out when your kids say certain things.
Today at our usual Monday lunch date at McDonalds, K and I were talking about her birthday in three weeks. Her best friend's birthday is tomorrow and K said she wishes SHE was having her birthday first. When I asked her why, I figured she'd say that she didn't want her friend to be older than her. She said, "I wish it was my birthday so I could be five, then I could almost be six and then I could play golf." (The golf course we play at says no children under 6.) There's a girl after my own heart!
Out of the blue a few minutes ago K asked me if "that wedding thing" was across Kirby Lake. It took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about, because a wedding thing had nothing to do with the grapes I was washing or the Spongebob episode she was watching on tv! Then I realized she was talking about Prince William and Catherine's royal wedding. She watched some of it on tv with me and I told her then that it was far away across the ocean. Apparently, to an almost-five-year-old, "across the ocean" and "across Kirby Lake" are the same thing. To those of you who don't know, Kirby Lake is about 2 miles from our house!
Add to those kid-isms all of the adorable mispronounced words I hear throughout the day and you'll realize how entertaining a few short hours can be with my very imaginative daughter!