Tuesday, April 21, 2009

School of Dolphins

I washed the dinner dishes tonight while listening to the children regale their father with urgent announcements.

K was away for three days and they both had a tremendous amount to say.

Somehow they stumbled on the subject of dolphins and were reminiscing about having once sighted a lone dolphin.

This triggered another most urgent announcement from The Rooster.

"Dad!" she shouted with excitement, "when we were at the beach Marion showed us a whole SCHOOL of dolphins!"
Because she emphasized the word school, I imagined her wonder at seeing not just one, but a whole group of dolphins.

The Rooster continued,
"They were swimming in a line out in the ocean but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't tell which one was the teacher."
Oh, my sweet girl.


21 comments:

mythoughtsonthat said...

Your girl, she is a doll....

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

LOL! That is so cute. And, just so she doesn't feel bad, I could never tell which was the teacher, either. :)

tintocktap said...

LOL! I had a poorly little sister who, when told she just wasn't herself that day, asked 'Who am I then?'

WILLIAM said...

The teacher dolphin is the one who isn't clowing around and swims with porpoise (purpose). Hah. get it...Im here all week.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Cutie-pants. I LOVE that move she's bustin'!

BOSSY said...

Just stop it. It's too cute for internet consumption because Bossy wants to smother her with real life smooches.

Lora said...

I love it! I also love the pose she's rocking in the picture. She shines!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

That is a good one! Priceless.

Magpie said...

That's a divine photograph!

liliannattel said...

Has she seen "Finding Nemo"?

JoeinVegas said...

Come on, the teacher is always at the front of the line.

Above Average Joe said...

Why its the one holding the little pointer thing silly.

furiousBall said...

that's my dance move

Anonymous said...

Is Rooster taking dancing lessons or starting a modern dance company? Love, Grandma Seattle. She is - but of course - adorable.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

oh, the literal. I would have told her that the teacher was the one in front leading the line. :)

ms. changes pants while driving said...

hahahahahhahahahaaa!!!

CHA CHAAA!!

i wish you could add audio comments, i would totally leave you a giggling comment right now. that picture is ADORABLE.

Emily said...

i think you've posted a pic of yourself in that very same pose...maybe in that very same leotard. :) She looks very much like you...which is to say she is adorable.

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Devilish Southern Belle said...

Hahaha, only from the mouths of babes!

flutter said...

jazz hands!

Brochure Printing said...

What a lovely photo! She looks really adorable and sweet. She seems really talented too and at such a young age! This age group is a really curious one, asking about tons of things and never seeming to get enough answers. Good luck! :)