For those of you who don't know, my girls are obsessed with My Little Pony. Seriously, the Pony to Barbie ratio in our house is 4:1.
At any given time, we're discussing the characters as if they were members of our immediate family. Mia's birthday is Thursday, so obviously, we've increased the frequency of Pony-themed conversations lately...
MIA: Mommy, if you were a My Little Pony, which one would you be?
ME: (absolutely clueless) Hmm... I don't know! Who do you think I would be?
MIA: Well, I think you would be The Great & Powerful Trixie!
ME: (still clueless) Oh yeah?! What's she like?
MIA: Well, she gets REALLY mad sometimes and it's funny to everyone else... but she's also nice sometimes and she knows how to do, like, everything in the world!
ME: (giggling) Awww thanks, Sis...
And then I couldn't help myself - I asked Marlee...
ME: Boo, which Pony do you think acts like Mommy? Mia thinks it's Trixie.
MAR: Um... not Twixie... I would say... Rawity!
ME: Rarity? Why do you say Rarity?
MAR: Because! She weewy yikes fashion AND she doesn't yike to get dirty! Jus' yike you, Mommy!
So let's get this straight - at 7 and 4, my daughters have picked up on Mommy's tendency to overreact, my obsession with clothing, my avoidance of anything outdoors, and the fact that I am the queen of useless knowledge?
Nailed it, ladies! Totally nailed it!