Reading this wonderful book to Elena from the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight before bed. I can't remember when we slimmed down from three to two books, but when she picks a book like this one, I am grateful we are only reading two! Anyhow, this is a book that involves the counting of "things" in art. This can be HIGHLY irritating when said objets d'art are hard to count and bothersome to her (and me). She gets downright frustrated when she has to start counting again because she loses track of where she is. Anyhow, beautiful book, just can be a bit of a challenge when you get up to the numbers eight, nine and ten.
So, we got to this page and I was dreading it. It's the "9" page. I know she loses count on numbers this high. So I sigh and turn the page. She immediately gets all excited..."MOMMY!! You got asses like that today, too."
"Asses, Mommy, Asses like that woman [in the top left photo]"
"Mommy (she is speaking slow and deliberate now), you got asses on your forehead this morning at church, too."
Anyone out there speak four-year-old? ;-)
One other funny from Elena on the Ash Wednesday subject. I went to church this morning and she decided not to come. I came home and she was fascinated by the ash marking on my forehead. I told her today is a special day at church and that it is very meaningful for me to go to church on this important day. She clucked her tongue, frowned at me and said, "You see Mom, that's why I didn't want to go to church today. I was afraid that they might put that black marker on my forehead."