Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dear God, Bless Humpty Dumpty...

One of Elena's favorite pastimes these days is reading to us. I am both amazed at her comprehension and memory, while simultaneously in awe of how her imagination fills in the blanks. At the bottom of this post is a video of her reading so you can get a sense of her tone. Enjoy that, but a moment ago, I tried to transcribe her reading a prayer book to herself. There seems to be some interweaving between nursery rhymes and prayers, real life experiences and concerns and imaginary events and characters. It's pretty hysterical...here is the transcription as best as I could keep.

Thank you God. Last time (I think last time means "Once upon a time") made little baby horse and mama horse and reindeers, fwogs, tadpoles, chipmunks, spiders and dee bees. and dee squirrels, wabbits...
Last time my pwayers: make us feel better, make us go away and be good, humpty dumpty fell off wall, God bless him he fell off wall.

And frightened Miss Muffin away...(Nursery rhymes)

God bless horses
God bless kittens
God bless their daddies and make them feel better
Make everyone feel better
Go to the doctor and make them feel better and them don't look like dadda's doctor...(prayers for her dad)

And there's a fluff cold mountain and fluff cold mountain from fluff cold mountain (I have NO IDEA what the heck this means)
Dees pwayers...and pwayers...

He called for his pipe and he was merry old soul and thought about the many gifts you give us and people gave him many many gifts maybe God make us feel better and God bless our trip. (this is a combo of Old King Cole and a prayer that sounds an awful lot like what my mother says before dinner)

He thought about his fluff cold mountain and fluff cold mountain was cold...he thought and he thought and thought. He had a drip down his nose and he coughed and then he spit out his nose. He talk about it and he talk...Will you be my friend? Nope! No, I won't! (this is from Mouse and Elephant a different book...who knows how this fluff cold mountain character got in there - I think it is a character though)

Now I can read Good Day and Bad Day...on to another book...

5 comments:

Cathy said...

she is so gorgeous, and she has a great voice. How cute that she is so creative, and imaginitive! Thanks for sharing!

Tess said...

That is so sweet! If this were a short story I were analyzing, I would say Humpty Dumpty = her daddy, who is trying to put himself back together again....

Amelia's moms said...

First of all, I LOVE the video- her little voice! I love how she said "The end!" I was laughing at the transcription above of her bedtime story/prayer - how adorable!

Precie said...

WHAT AN ANGEL! She's so sweet and bright!

Jonetta said...

She's such a sweetheart!! And soe creative and smart, just like her mommy!