I found this songbook a few weeks ago--it's just a bunch of traditional nursery rhymes, but we didn't have a few of the songs yet, so I picked it up.
Are you familiar with the song pictured on the cover, Sing a Song of Sixpence? I'm sure you are, but just in case, I'll share a line that led to a funny conversation between Juliet and I the other night.
"The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes/ when along came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!"
So, I was busy making dinner and Juliet was running circles around the kitchen singing this song in her beautiful 3 year old voice. (When I say "singing" I mean screaming.)
When she got to this part in the song, she stopped, looked at me and said, "Hey mom, what's a maid?"
And I said, "It's someone who cleans your house and does your laundry for you."
As soon as I said this, I thought, "Oh. No. Here it comes!" (You can see where this is going, can't you?)
She stood there for a moment, staring intently at me and then her eyes lit up. She pointed at me and exclaimed with the excitement of a scientist stumbling across a new discovery, "Hey! YOU are a maid!"
I really couldn't argue with that. It does feel like that somedays. :)
Have you had any funny conversations with your kids lately?