One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Disturbing Song

Just prior to dinner the girls were pretty riled up. Genna grabbed the nearest stick/wand and began dancing, choreographing her own moves on the fly.

Not just dancing, but to song as well. In Disney's Aladdin, the hero courts Princess Jasmine by taking her on a magic carpet ride. During the ride he sings her a song, "I can show you the world ... take you wonder by wonder ..." Admittedly it is a very catchy tune. It has been the culprit of many an ear worm I have suffered from.

Genna began singing this song. "I can show you the world ... if you don't die."


Annie and I looked at each other. "Genna," Annie asked, "what did you say?"

"Die," Genna replied. "Die. Mommy, I said die."

Yes, she meant exactly what she said. Suddenly what had been an adorable scene turned sinister. I'm not sure if Genna is now going through some existential crisis, or some nascent antagonism towards all these princesses is now emerging. It merits close monitoring.


Jabbertrack said...

Or perhaps she's commenting on Aladin's complete lack of magic carpet safety by not having any seatbelts.

Raging Wombat said...

Of course! Genna has always been safety conscious. She is just worried that Jasmine might be tossed overboard and go splat. That doesn't sound so sinister. Just concerned.

Chelsa said...

I don't know, I think that Genna is just being practical. It's true that if you die, she will have a difficult time showing you the world. She doesn't want to be accused of anything less than full disclosure.

Raging Wombat said...

Good point, Chelsa. Genna has always been practical. Is it any wonder that she was the first of our children to work out the whole door knob thing, and then figure out how best to use it to her advantage?

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