Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Munchkin, Still Odd
I don't know what world my daughter lives in.
I know where she doesn't live: She doesn't live in my world. I'm a literal person. I frequently miss the joke. I get bothered by historical details being awry in movies. I almost never read fiction, and when I do, it's only because a non-fiction writer referenced it. I never once had a real role in a school play. I have actually been cast as both a bird, and as a snowflake.
The other day we went downtown to run some errands. She chose her own clothes, in this case, Sabbath clothes: a light blue button-up, blue pleated skirt, knee socks, and light brown lace-ups.
So basically I took a Catholic school refugee downtown shopping.
I bought her new fairy wings (we won't talk about what happened to the last set). She opted to wear them immediately. So I had an enchanted Catholic school refugee.
You know you're making a scene when people on the bus start snapping photos.
Included here is one of the photos one man took of her. He emailed them to me. He's very talented.
I think we may need to keep a handle on the fantasy materials. She says that a bad boy with a kazoo is following her, peering in windows, and telling her she's dead. I said I'd pull the blinds. Is this reinforcing her delusion? I don't know. She said magic people can see through blinds. At least she knows that it's not a _normal_ person with a kazoo, right?
Yesterday she leaned against me and said, "mummy, I don't know why I did that. I'm a funny, funny girl."
My mother understands Munchkin perfectly. I think I may have been raised by, and be raising, a lunatic.