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Saturday, March 31, 2007

I got nothin' but Super Lady

I have nothing to say -- how boring is that. I am just trying to keep the ball rolling, especially since I don't intend to blog during Holy Week. That should be an easy resolution for me -- just about my speed.

The only slightly amusing thing I can tell you is that Heulwen, who is now three, has a personal favourite superhero she likes to be named Super Lady. I think that's kind of a scream. I have to stifle my smirks, though, because to her, Super Lady is serious stuff. Today Super Lady and Ella (alter ego name unknown at this point) were in one of their 'lava' episodes -- they have uncommon bad luck with lava, it seems -- and the dialogue went something like this:

Ella: Oh no! Here comes the lava! Run!

SL: Yeah! Here it comes! Let's get up higher!

Ella: It's coming higher now!

SL: Yeah! And I have to pee!

Now that's an issue they never dealt with in Dante's Peak: what if you are facing a pyroclastic flow and you have to pee? Methinks one just goes. Run from lava now, change trousers later.

A footnote: when I was cracking this gem of an anecdote to my husband, I referred to it as "chiroplastic flow"! I thought: that's not right, because I have no idea how I would spell that. He didn't seem to notice, though. Whew.

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

very cute! have a blessed Holy Week and Pasca!

Simply Victoria said...

hahahaha! you're girls are the bomb. oh, wait, that's not right, you're the bomb. can they be the bomb by association? can their be mulitiple 'bomb's? hmmm. more to come as this developes...

Owen's Mama said...

too cute!

Matthew Francis said...

Lava is my favourite substance, aside from marzipan.

matushkadonna said...

chiroplastic....have you been kibbitzing at Magdalen's study sessions?

kim francis said...

jenny, that's great. matthew tells these fun stories of a little girl with an alter ego named: Trulakkah.

today in my class (of adults, remember) a woman who has been suffering some neck pain came in today after seeing her chinese doctor. she walked up very close to my surface design teacher's face and deadpanned, "Marylou, I'm just noticing how very much like a rawcoooon, you are looking today!!?"

About ten of us just busted a gut. It was so priceless.

Susan Katherine said...

Hey Junny: John and I were discussing the pros and cons of superhero personas and he pointed out that AS SuperLady, perhaps her peee would be enough to extinguish the lava? I wouldn't, of course, mention that to Heulwen...

Jenny said...

Hey Jenny,

I finally found your blog again and enjoyed reading about the lava. As it happens, we currently live on a big lava rock and are quite near to the world's only drive-up active volcano. So please tell your girls so they pester you for a trip here.

They want lava? We've got lava. Lots.