Monday, March 4, 2013

Notes From Today

Charlotte told me today that when she grows up, she wants to be a "rescue person." She wants to live near the ocean and have a swimming dog with a life belt to rescue people from shipwrecks. I think this was inspired by The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss. It's the story of a girl named Ida Lewis, whose father was a lighthouse keeper. Ida loves the sea and the lighthouse, and learns from her dad all about lighthouse upkeep, and learns to row and becomes a strong rower. Her father becomes sickly, and she takes over the care of the lighthouse. She rescues some people, and becomes a hero. Charlotte is super-inspired by this, and is telling me that when she's 8, we need to move near the sea so she can work on her rescue person training.

Last Friday, for Family Movie Night, we watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Charlotte has been interested in Star Wars for a while now - some kids in her class are into it and she's seen some of the Lego sets in the Lego aisle at Target. Matt and I figured that she's old enough to handle most of it, and, worst-case-scenario, we'd turn it off mid-movie. Charlotte ended up really liking the movie, and has been talking about it ever since. And asking questions about the whys and wherefores and what happens next? Today when I picked her up from school, I could hear her calling to one of her friends, "Princess Leia, Princess Leia! We need to get back to the Mirrenium Falcon!" Her teacher was cracking up.

"Guess who saw Star Wars on Friday?" I said, rhetorically.

"She's been so funny! She told me she saw 'the ORIGINAL Star Wars.'"

That's my girl.

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