While perusing the Book of Face this morning, I saw a photo of a beautiful horse that has been turned into the closest thing to a real-life rainbow unicorn that you’re ever going to see. It’s magnificent!
“Hey!” I said to my office buddy, who is always cheerful, positive and full of energy, “I found your spirit animal!”
I showed her the picture and explained, “I’m sure your spirit animal is a rainbow unicorn!”
She laughed and then asked, “What do you think yours is?”
“Probably a pissed-off squirrel,” I answered.
Then we laughed, because we both knew I was right.
Today I was talking with LMC about why it is good to learn French, and where people speak French around the world. I told her that she would need to speak French if she wanted to go to Canada.
“Can we just not go to Gettysburg?” she asked.
“Gettysburg isn’t in Canada!” I said.
“No. It’s in America. It’s where there was a really decisive battle in the American Civil War, and where Abraham Lincoln delivered an important speech called the Gettysburg address.”
“Abraham Lincoln. Wasn’t he the guy on a coin?”
“The guy on a coin…”
“Yeah, and if you’re under a bridge and it falls down on you, it’s good luck.”
“Dude, if you’re under a bridge and it falls on you, it’s not good luck.”
“No, I mean if the coin falls on you…”
“The coin with Abraham Lincoln on it.”
We had a family afternoon today. Because it’s a school night, I had sent LMC for a shower so that she could wash her hair. Sitting around the table after dinner, LMC was playing with the dragonfly pendant hanging on the chain around her neck.
LMC’s mother said to her, “Make sure you change your necklace before school tomorrow.”
Indignant, LMC said, “I already changed them!”
We laughed hard, and LMC just looked at us oddly.
“Necklace, honey. Not nickers.”
“Ooooohhhhhhhh!” she said. Then she laughed, too.