Hello, my name is…

6 Mar

Ducky? Quakers? Party Duck?

I thought it was a question that would get a simple answer.  I asked Nia what she named this tiny toy duck – instead of hearing something obvious like “ducky” here’s what I was told…

“I Live on Land and He Lives in the Water.”
Me – “That’s right, but what’s his name?”
Her – “I just told you.”
Me – “You’re naming your duck ‘I Live on Land and He Lives in the Water?”
Her – “Uh-huh.”
Me laughing – “That’s a pretty long name don’t you think?”
Her – “No  Well, we could call him Hat?”
Me – “Honey, whatever you want to name him is fine, I just thought “I Live on Land and He Lives in the Water” was a pretty long name to say.”
Her – “I could call him Cream.”  (I think this was because I was putting lotion on her at the time.) “Or how ’bout “He likes to fish when he’s on land?”

I just love listening to her mind work.  It’s so sweet and entertaining – and unpredictable. I just hope she’s not quite so original when it comes time to name her babies.

3 Responses to “Hello, my name is…”

  1. the real ~Roxann~ March 6, 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    Perfect example of "kids say the darndest things!" I personally love her creativity and smarts! Way to go, Nia!

  2. TattooRN March 16, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    Is that the ducky she got from Ella's birthday party? I will take pride in thinking it is because it sparked one of your better conversations with her.

  3. Are You ZaZa? March 16, 2007 at 10:02 pm #

    Sure is that ducky! She loves it. Not only does she think it's cute but it is an excellent water squirter! It's real easy for her to squeeze unlike those other ones.

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