A few days ago my daughter heard a dog barking. Curious to see what all the noise was about, she went to the window to investigate. I had pushed the window way up high past the bug screen since the heat was coming up really strong that day and the house was rather hot, so she was able to stick her little hands above the screen out into the dark night while still being protected by the window guards.
As she continued to investigate the barking dog she held a couple of her Dora toys out the window and said,
“Doggy, stop that barking. Here, say hello to my little friend! ”
I chuckled silently for I knew those words, even though said from the most innocent of places, a child’s heart, had a very different meaning to most people familiar with the movie Scarface. And even if you’ve never seen or heard of that movie, just those few lines taken from the movie have a life of their own and are known around the world.
I am constantly amazed at the ‘things kids say’, but alas, I hope she doesn’t take that line to school, for her teachers may be wondering what I allow her to watch on TV and I may have some explaining to do. (For the record, I have not watched that move in many, many years and it’s certainly not one I would watch in her presence).
Nevertheless, I love that she simply wanted to calm the dog even if that was the only way she could think of at the time. Perhaps it came from the love she has for her own pooch, which she loving refers to as her sister or best friend. I’m glad she has had the opportunity to have a pet as part of the family – – we all are. Our hearts are bigger and better as a result.
Contents written January 15 2015. Edited January 20 2015 | Originally published: January 21 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises