“But why are you cutting out blue patches, if you’re making an owl costume?” asked little S today, while helping me during “arts and crafts.”
Also known as SHOOT! I’m going to a Halloween party THIS WEEKEND…So let’s ALL do a project called Jessica’s Halloween Costume!
Actually, S loved it. Told me it was better than school, even. Which might not sound like much of a compliment to most of us, but this little girl cries hysterically when she can’t go to school, she loves it THAT much.
“I’m cutting out blue patches as well as brown,” I explained, “Because I’m going to be a rare blue owl.”
“Oh,” she said, perfectly matter of fact, “You’re gonna be a magical owl,” like this was the most normal way of explaining the differing owl species in the history of explaining the differing owl species.
“Absolutely,” I told her, so glad to see that she gets it. “A magical owl, indeed.”
Six year olds can be brilliant, you know.
They are still fascinated by the world.
What good little role models they can be.
(thank God we are not all still six. Or even sixteen, for that matter)
But I like her explanation for the blue patches on my owl costume, and I think I’m going with that.