Spud toddled up to the (safety-gated) kitchen one evening, looked over it, turned to me and, out of the blue, with her big, cheeky grin, muttered, “I come in peace.”
I was floored. I asked her to repeat what she said once again and when she did with yet another really silly grin on her face, I guffaw my heart out. It was especially ironic, considering that she had just been given a light reprimand just 10 minutes prior for smearing and playing with the tub of calendula cream (there was cream everywhere and all over her!)I was using on her brother.
It must have been random, but I thought she seemed to have gotten the context right! It made me wonder where she could possibly have heard that sentence from.
That same evening, just as I settled her into her usual bedtime routine of watching TV before she goes to bed, I realized where she had gotten that script from. It was from a movie called “Rio”. And all along, I never thought she paid any attention after 10 or 15 minutes into the show. (And to be really honest, I had not noticed that before)
Coming from a 2 year old, I thought the whole thing was hilarious! By the same token, I guess this was just the debut on more kids-say-the-darnest-thing moments to come.