"Don't get run over by a bus!"
- George Carlin
My daughter is nothing if not observant. She is very quick to pick up on the wrongs of others (witness the recent "language incident" involving a deity and an exclamation) and she is a keen student of what people and animals can do. She gets a lot of conversational mileage out of commenting on birds flying, squirrels and chipmunks eating nuts, and all sorts of animals running. She will very often mime the actions she has seen or compare herself to whatever furry or feathered beastie happens to be the topic du jour. In turn, I get to hear some unique commentary from the mouth of the princess. To wit, on the way to school earlier this week:
"Those birds are fast, daddy."
"Yes, they are."
"You know who is fast, daddy?"
"Bongo. (Bongo is her cat) He runs really fast!"
"Yep, he's speedy sometimes."
"I am too! I'm fast, but not as fast as Bongo. He's good at running up the stairs, daddy. That's because he has four legs. But I don't run up the stairs."
"No, sweetie, you should be careful going up the stairs."
"Daddy, you should be careful going down the stairs, too. Don't run, so you don't crash your face into the rail."
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, your Wee Lass safety tip of the day. No one wants to crash their face, into rails or anything else!