Alligators Are Green
On occasion, when asked to read a book I've read way too many times, I will start getting silly with Pumpkinpie, and messing around with whatever word is most commonly recurring. I like my green mitts the best. She takes delight in correcting me and laughs like crazy. No, mommy! I like my RED mitts the best! So I started to play this game tonight reading from Clifford, the Big Red Squirrel. And her corrections were cracking me up and amazing me at the same time. I just love the mini-adult speech she employs these days. It went like this...
KP [Reading]: Other kids I know have dogs, too. Some are big dogs. And some are red alligators.
PP: Actually, alligators are green.
But I have the biggest, reddest goldfish on our street.
Well, goldfish are usually orange, mommy.
This is my mouse - Clifford.
No! He's not a mouse! Mice are more greyish.
By the end, when Emily Elizabeth declares that she will keep Clifford, Pumpkinpie informed me that she would keep Sally, her newly named doggie. And that Sally was browner than Clifford, and smaller, too.
Well, I suppose dogs are usually more brown, actually. Good gravy.