Last night we were watching The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with the girls. Kate received it for her birthday from the Miami Druekes (shout out, Miami!). I read the book to the girls a couple months ago and it was fun watching them anticipate what was about to happen. As the mighty battle is imminent, a scout griffin swoops in to give Peter the lay of the land.
"That's a griffin." Kate Informed us. This book was the girls' entree into fantasy, as a genre, so we were surprised she could so readily identify this mythical creature. The unicorns, yeah, I mean, if you have 2 "x" chromosomes, you enter this world familiar with the attributes of unicorns, but a griffin? I was feeling impressed with that school of hers.
"How do you know that?" I asked, wondering what they'd read in class. "Scooby Doo" she responded, definitively. "A griffin is half eagle, half lion", she explained. Cartoons. Is there nothing they can't teach us?