Do you remember the movie American Pie (1999)? The one line from the whole movie that stuck was “This one time, at band camp…” One of the characters from the movie would almost always start her sentences with that, and always in the same tone (like with a question mark at the end of phrase, even though she’s not asking a question). *I can’t believe I just admitted to having watched that movie AND even remember a line!*
The reason I bring that up is that today, when Zoë came home from playing downstairs, –the minute she burst through the door, even before she took off her shoes,—she was jabbering away. I was trying to piece together what she was saying before I realized that she was telling me a story. There were a lot of “then one night…” Almost every other sentence.
Apparently she was playing with a 7-year old girl and this girl was telling about what happened to her one night. Zoë, not to be outdone, immediately started her own tale of what happened to her one night…
Here she is, repeating her story for you. It’s not as long as when I first heard it, but pretty much all the elements were there (volcano, dolly, orange, daddy catching her when she fell…)
Have a great weekend!