Recount

Act 1

The Ladybug’s birthday is right around the corner — she’s seven, going on eighteen — and she’s been beside herself with excitement over the (purely imaginary) details of her party and her cake and her gifts and whatnot. In order to focus her energy a bit, I asked her to produce a list of the top ten things she would like for her birthday.  This is the list she gave me, copied (delightfully) verbatim:

My list of what I would like for my 8th birthday

1. Loom

2. Loom rubber band sorter with 600 rubber bands of each color

3. A mini 2-sided loom thingy

4. The book: Sidways Storys from Wayside School

5. A BIG ART KIT

6. Clip bord

7. Slipers

8. Scrap book

9. Lots of wite paper

10. YOU

Clearly, the Ladybug knows how to suck up.


Act 2

Over the weekend, I took the kids out to see The Lego Movie, which might be best described via a Venn diagram:

Don’t believe me about the song?  Listen to it.  I. Dare. You.


Act 3

Later that night, after we returned home from the movie, I found that the Ladybug’s birthday list had disappeared, only to reappear on my nightstand a few hours later, slightly revised:

My list of what I would like for my 8th birthday

1. Loom

2. Loom rubber band sorter with 600 rubber bands of each color

3. A mini 2-sided loom thingy

4. The book: Sidways Storys from Wayside School

5. A BIG ART KIT

6. Clip bord

7. Slipers

8. Scrap book

9. Lots of wite paper

10. YOU

10. Legos

Everything is awesome, indeed.

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2 Responses to Recount

  1. Robert Cooper says:

    The Venn Diagram there leaves out the obvious Matrix comparisons as well.

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