As we were driving home Jane saw the Daybreak temple. She excitedly yelled out "Daddy, daddy look - a castle!" Em tells me they've had this discussion a lot, and then reminded Jane that it's a temple. So, for the next 10 minutes, every building we pass is a temple; a church (close), a rec center (not so close), Arctic Circle (definitely not). Then we drove past the Jordan River temple, which prompted the following exchange:
Jane: "Mommy, daddy, look! Another temple!!!"
Me: "You're right, Jane, that one is a temple."
Jane: "Yeah, and that one has a soap on it."
Em: "What Jane?"
Jane: "That temple has a soap on top of it!"
Me (glancing at Em): "Huh?"
Em (shrugs): "That's nice, Jane."
Jane (frustrated): "See the soap on it?"
At this point, I finally realized that there was a fundamental difference between what she was seeing, and what we were seeing. You see, here is what I was seeing:
but here is what Jane was seeing:
It's all a matter of perspective, really. And a limited vocabulary.
While we're at it, here are a couple of other funny Janerisms:
- Referencing an apparently offensive geometric melon:
"This cantaloupe is a triangle and it's making me nervous!"
- Looking at some mushrooms growing in TBY (oh how I hates it):