Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I always thought Kenny Roger's Roasters would be a great name for a tanning salon

Don't you agree? Kenny could give a great testimonial.

Anyway, last night I as I was telling Ellie the latest installment in the SuperEllie series, I whispered and raised my eyebrows for full effect. Really, it was a very exciting part that involved flying and the ability to jump on top of our neighbor's two-story house.

Her eyes as big as silver dollars she interrupted me, holding my face in her hands, Why are you talking a speak-ret?

It's very difficult to tell SuperEllie stories when you can't stop laughing.

Then she said she wanted to tell me a SuperCorrie story. Only I wasn't exactly very super in it - all my super powers were broken. I did get to wear a blanket wiff wings on it (even though it couldn't make me fly) and eventually I did get to grow into a giant so tall that the real giant was only to 'here' (my shoulder) and he couldn't eat me.

Because he broke his teeth on me when he tried. My skin must be as tough and leathery as Kenny Rogers'.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

YOu make an excellent storyteller!

b. said...

Your superhero cape is a slanket/snuggie?

Mrs. Organic said...

That's what I was thinking - Superhero garb for the fashion-forward - but it's how she describes a cape every. single. time.

Love that kid!

myimaginaryblog said...

When I lived in Amman, Jordan, the food at Kenny Rogers' Roasters was sooooo good. Who knew Amman would have a Kenny Rogers' Roasters? And that a pregnant American woman would crave the food there like none else?

This is an adorable story. She's such a doll. A funny, funny doll.

Emma J said...

So nice to know what our children really think of us - that our powers are mostly just being bigger than the monsters - and impervious to monster-teeth.

What a great story!

I'm getting the idea that Ellie is a bit like her mother?

Mrs. Organic said...

Heaven help me - she is. :)

Shawn said...

Love your writing of this story---its great!

What a darling...

Nancy Face said...

Story time at your house sounds like a BLAST! :D

Elizabeth-W said...

At our house we have Little Raisin stories. She lives in the forest with her sister Little Blueberry who is also known as Little Fruit Snack.

Sneakret is a very good word!!

Emma J said...

I told Ellie's story to my girls and they laughed, too, especially about the winged blanket "even though it couldn't make you fly"!

NOBODY said...

Oh speak-ret is great, one of those words that becomes the standard usage after you hear it.

I love that she's realistic in her story telling about you.

And although the title of this post never occurred to me, I laughed---such a natural choice!