Friday, June 22, 2007

brain rot

Today we enjoyed a trip to Detroit Zoo, where The May Queen followed the enormous animal foot prints around and we oogled lots of animals doing very little action.

Overheard at the zoo: A son says to his father, "Daddy, did you know that animals can't really talk to each other?" "mmmm...," says the father, in a distracted sort of way. "That really sucks!" declares the boy. Too many Disney movies? Did he expect the chimpanzees to be having a conversation? I didn't bother to go into how they communicate with each other. I just laughed.

ANYHOW... in addition to the animals we played on the playgroud, on the way home we had ice cream, and told knock-knock jokes, and sang songs. After dinner we sat around a campfire in the fire pit out back, and when we called so MQ could say goodnight to her Daddy back home, he asked what she did today. "I watched TV!" she excitedly said.

TV. She watched one lousy video upon our return from the zoo, and this is all she can think to tell him she did today? He said to me "Well, we see that TV and video games have a high level of importance in her life." I wonder who she gets that from?

9 comments:

jen said...

wait...animals can't really talk to each other?

Anonymous said...

That is so funny! MQ is really daddy's daughter, just wait and she'll be as much of a computer junkie as he is. Although Hannah tells her daddy everytime I let her watch elmo. Aparently its the most exciting thing that we do. Miss you guys!!

Diana :)

slouching mom said...

heh. i love it.

thirtysomething said...

So true.

Christine said...

i love tv and videos, too. May Queen and i would be totally buddies.

Heather said...

Ha! Yes, that's just like something my Peanut would say. Or she'd mention something dull thing she did about a week ago. Funny.

nomotherearth said...

I'm a bad influence because I love tv.

Joy, of course! said...

Hee hee hee. Isn't that just the way it goes. My Ben always says things like this.

Beck said...

My kids only ever remember the very last thing they did in the day, which is awful if we knocked ourselves out having fun with them in the morning....