Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Elephants on the Roof

I've told this story already to some of you, but now that I have a blog, I can proclaim Lydia's cuteness to the world!!!

A few mornings ago I woke up early (shocker, I know) and was out enjoying the quiet in my chair with a cup of coffee. I heard the pitter-patter of little feet and looked up to see Lydia walking into the room.

"There's an elephant in my room."
"What?"
She climbs up onto my lap and tells me again.
"There's an elephant in my room."

I could tell she was still half asleep and coming out of a dream (apparently about an elephant), so I just rocked her a bit and asked her some questions about the elephant. I could tell she was still a little scared so I wanted to help her understand it was a dream.  So I started asking her questions and she had an answer for everything.

Me: Elephants are really big, sweetie. How did the elephant fit in your room?
Lydi: This one wasn't that big. Only about this big. (Shows me with her hands how big.)

Me: Well, how did that elephant get into your room? All the doors are locked, it couldn't have gotten in.
Lydi: It got on the roof and jumped and made a hole in the roof and came in.

Me: Where's the hole? I don't see a hole.
Lydi: Walks over and shows me the skylight in our front entryway.

Me: But where is the elephant now?
Lydi: Its gone, a mouse pushed it out of my room.

Me: I think it was just a dream Lydia.
Lydi: It wasn't a dream mom. It was real.



Katie

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