Cailey has long asserted that she wants to be either a fairy or a mermaid when she grows up. Leaning more heavily toward mermaid. Since that goal seems more attainable. Disney World actually employs mermaids, after all. And pays them. Something like $2.50 an hour.
We encourage our children to set their standards high.
No doubt, she’s mermaid material. Her baths can last up to 2 hours. She has renamed the bra, “booby caps,” in honor of Ariel’s costume. And when she swims, she can remain underwater for nearly two minutes. Which is about the amount of time it takes for me to panic, kick off my shoes, disrobe, and throw myself into the water to save her. She always manages to surface. Surprised anyone made a fuss.
Reason #243 why I should drink.
I became concerned, however, when I spotted this artist’s rendering by Cailey the other day.
“Um, Cailey, is the little maniacal boy trying to hurt the mermaid?”
Exasperated sigh, “No, he’s only going to capture her.” She may as well have added, “Stupid mommy.”
I’m just hoping that she’s rethinking her future career as an aquatic creature. Something a little less dangerous that requires both of us to remain on land.