Tuesday, June 14, 2011

She Would Not Have Known, If It Weren't For Those Meddling Kids

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?


The Plaid Sheep said...

My friend Gail's mom had a similar experience when she noticed Gail humming a tune from "Carmen". When she asked, Gail said she learned it on Bugs Bunny.

LMP said...

I learned nearly all the classical music I know from Bugs Bunny & Friends. The only problem is that Wagner didn't call it "Kill the Wabbit"...my education ended up being somewhat incomplete.