Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's a Maria! A Lesson from my Daughter

We've been quite busy for the past week. The grandparents came to visit for Angelgirl's birthday, which turned into a week-long celebration. Why not? You only turn 4 once.

One of our most fun escapades of the week was a trip to a nearby wild-life ranch/safari type thing. We drove through the grounds and saw lots of animals, including Angelgirl's favorite - a giraffe.

She had a great time looking at all of the different animals and throwing food out of the window to them. This park is kind enough to provide a bag of feed with the price of admission, much to Angelgirl's delight.

We came across several of these lovely creatures:

Angelgirl kept saying, "Her name is Maria. Her name is Maria." We all thought it was funny that she was naming this particular animal but none of the others. We tried to explain that we thought it was an emu, but she kept saying, "No. Her name is Maria." Being the ever-wise mother who knows that you cannot win an argument with my sweet angel, I agreed, "Her name is Maria."

About ten minutes later, we were looking through the guidebook and came across a picture very similar to the one above with the caption:

Native Land: South America
Weight: 60-70 pounds
Height: 3-4 feet
Incubation Period: 32 days

Somehow Angelgirl had turned "Rhea" into "Maria" in her sweet little head, but she still knew what she was talking about. She amazes me. I look forward to learning so much more from her.

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