My daughter is nuts. Stark raving.
This is a typical conversation with my 4 year old daughter:
Safari: "Do dolphins eat flowers?"
Me: "I don't really think so hon"
Safari: "But, do they?"
Me: "Eat flowers?"
Safari (now visibly annoyed): "yesssss..."
Me: "I don't think there are many flowers in the ocean"
Safari: "But, do they EAT them?"
Me: "I don't think I really know what Dolphins eat, maybe small fish, I don't know - I can google it?"
Safari (I can now see her tiny little blood pressure rising) "DO. they. EAT .... FLOWERS?"
Safari *big sigh* "okay then ...."
I feel like I just dodged a friggen land mine ......
Safari: "What kind of flowers do they eat?"
.......oh crap ......
Safari: "MOM .... Dolphins can't EAT ROSES! Roses have POKEY THINGS"
Safari: "do tulips have pokey things?"
Safari: "okay then"
I find myself, giving up, and just saying "Safari - what do you want me to say?" Someday ..... someone is going to have to marry this girl ..... and yes ..... I mean "HAVE to". She will decide who she is marrying and he will have no choice. He would have to be a master negotiator to get out of it. He'll be screwed.
Safari "Momma, can I take the ipad to bed with me?"
Me: "No hon, you need to get to sleep"
Safari "If I go to bed right now - can I take it"
Me: "You ARE going to bed right now anyway"
Safari "so I can take the ipad?"
Safari "But, CAN I take the IPAD?"
....... Go ask your Dad ..... he wanted a girl .......