Monday, February 1, 2010

Making Connections

Who says that kids have short attention spans and don't pay attention? Ally dropped a couple things on us today that really left me speechless. Kinda hard to do really. For those who are not familiar with it, there's a song out by Jay-Z called "Empire State of Mind" that features Alicia Keys. Part of what Alicia sings goes "New York/ Concrete jungle where dreams are made of/ There's nothing you can't do." That song's been stuck in my head so I happened to be singing that part a couple times here and there. Ally heard that last part and cut me off. "Remember in Princess and the Frog when Tiana asked Naveen if he knew how to cut mushrooms and he said 'I can do anything?' That's like the song." We watched that movie back on Christmas Eve and never once until today has she mentioned that scene. How does she do that? Later on tonight we were reading about someone from the Book of Mormon named Moroni and we showed her a picture of him. He was wearing a helmet with a feather sticking up from it. Of course that caught her eye. She then drops with "Hey, he has a hat like that guy in the song who was riding on a pony." Of course, she was referring to Yankee Doodle Dandy. How does she do that? We still have to help her connect the dots in those kids' puzzle books and yet she can connect something like that? Next thing you know she'll be connecting the Raiders to a Super Bowl in the near future.

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