Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A conversation with Liza Jane

I'm driving Elizabeth home from pre-school this afternoon and ask her to tell me about her day at school. Here's a recap of our convo:

Liza: "Mom, guess what? We learned all about that, um . . . hmmm, that great big monster that is in the ocean."

Me: "Ok, great, tell me more." I actually have NO idea what in the world she's talking about (the Loch Ness?).

Liza: "You know, the big giant green monster - you know what I'm talking about, you've seen it before."

Me: "The Jolly Green Giant??" That's my best guess.

Liza: Getting more frustrated that her dumb mom doesn't have a clue what she's talking about. "NO!" she tells me with exasperation and a loud sigh - "the giant green person in the water holding fire!!"

Me: She's got me here and I don't dare venture another guess - maybe it's the Incredible Hulk? "Liza, is this from a movie we all went to see? Anyway, I thought you said it was a monster? Are you talking about giant sea turtles, like the ones in Hawaii?"

Liza: "Rrrr, NO, NO - not from a movie and not from Hawaii!! It's like a monster it's HUGE, so big, so it's like a monster . . . (now she's practically yelling at me as she gives her last piece of information) . . . it's got that spiky thing on it's head, it's all green, and it's holding a stick with fire . . . and you've seen it, I've seen the picture, even Ryan and Caroline have seen it - they're on a boat - you have to take a boat to see it - ugh, you know what I'm talking about!"

Me: I take a long pause to really think here before offering my next guess - some obscure giant sea creature. "Aaahhh, are you talking about the Statue of Liberty?"

Liza: So excited she can hardly contain herself. "YES, you got it, that's what we talked about in school today!"

Go figure :-).


joseph and brianna said...

ha ha ha that is hilarious!!

lyn. said...

Priceless... :-D

Kathryn said...

That is too good. Isn't it funny how their minds work?

Kristin said...

LOVE that picture of her. Quite the character!

gina said...

Wow. Schools today!!!

Too funny.

Nancy said...

That's so funny!
NY now has a "monster" in the Harbor!
I'll tell my kids this story next time we pass it on the BQE!

lyn. said...

I have told this story to so many people, and they've all had a good laugh because they were just as clueless as you... LOL [me, too!]

karen said...

Oh Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have funny is that. Don't ever lose that story. That is one to positively pass down fron one generation to another.