Emma: “Do you know what happens to pilgrims when it gets cold and snowing outside?”
Me: “No, what?”
Emma: “They get sick and DIE!”
Me: “What?? Who told you that?”
Emma: “My teacher.”
Emma: “Look at how well Charlotte is getting up and walking!” (quick, excited breath) “I gotta tell Jose!” (pause) “I mean, Daddy!”
There’s an old Disney version of Jack and the Beanstalk on Netflix, and we’ve watched it several times lately. The beanstalk begins to grow at night while Mickey, Donald and Goofy are sleeping and it carries them up into the sky during an extended scene where they almost fall out of their beds several times.
Emma: “Ohhhh does that look safe??”
Later, a huge fish eats a giant dragonfly with a long pointed nose.
Emma: “I would never eat a woodpecker because it would poke inside me and that would hurt.”
While playing Candyland:
Emma: “I won I won I won!” (pause) “I love winning.”
We watched Beauty and the Beast over the holidays. Emma had never seen the whole movie, but she had seen the final scene where the Beast is hurt and then turns into a prince.
Emma: “When is the Beast going to lay down and die?”
Some early math education using a container of mini Oreos:
Me: “Ok you’ve had a few. We’ll save the rest for later. How many do you think are left?”
Emma: “Ummm maybe 4?”
Me: “Oh, there are definitely more than 4.”
Emma: “No Mommy, I think there are 4.”
Me: “Maybe we can estimate. That means to guess how many things there. I looked in the container and I estimate there are 17 Oreos left.”
Emma: “I ESTIMATE that there are 4!”