...that if you pee in the bafftub you have to get out? And then you mommy puts you to bed and you have to go to bed and stay in you bed? And the moon is go night-night too? So we don't pee in the bafftub.
...that Lucy started an acting club at recess? Anybody can join. They work on different techniques and stuff, and they get scripts with their lines highlighted, and everybody gets at least two lines. Oh, and Anushka just joined yesterday, so Lu brought a script and some notes for her to study today. Look out, Stella Adler.
...that there is algae in ice cream (and almost everything else we eat)?...that it's evening right now on the other side of the world? ...that Lucy is really sick of turkey sandwiches for lunch and wants a quesadilla instead? Oh, and peas?
(All this information tumbled out over her toast and sausage at breakfast this morning.)
... that right now [6/6/11, 8:17 a.m. CDT, when this revelation was made in the car on the way to theater camp], a bunch of male penguins are probably at the South Pole with eggs on their feet? Because it is winter in the South Pole and that's what penguins do — the men take care of the eggs. Ed. note: That's what Man Penguin does here, too, even in the blazing heat.
Ed. note 2: Said Man Penguin just came and read this post over my shoulder and said, "That's not true, babe — you take care of our babies, too." Lady Penguin: "Nuh uh. I'm no good. I just can't handle her." Man Penguin: "Me neither. Can we just lock her in one of these cabinets?" Family contemplating casting noisy Girl Penguin into frosty isolation. Baby Boy Penguin allowed to stay, narrowly, because he doesn't yet speak English, er, penguin.
...that Lu brought peace to the first grade? There were two rival teams that were fighting (Arman's team and Lucy P's team) and Lucy got them to be friends and not fight (and also some of Lucy P's team was disqualified). And maybe someday Lu should win the Nobel Peace prize, like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. (Ed note: Above shared anecdote prompted as Lu watched Sunday morning talk shows re: Egypt. I would almost rather tell her where babies come from than try to explain the situation in the Middle East.)
...that Lucy has so many great ideas that people are ALWAYS trying to copy her? Like, one time she had a great idea for a special superpower, and ten or eleven other kids wanted to pretend they had that superpower too. Only, she can't remember what the exact power was. Just that it was really good.
...that Milo is unusual? He is unusual because he is wacky. You know, he is always whacking everything! Maybe he is so unusual they will put him on the news.