This has been mentioned a time or two before on this blog, and you will probably read it again: My Man and I love to watch Food Network. We do watch the cooking shows, but we also love the other kinds -- challenges, contests, what restaurants serve the best whatever, etc. On Sunday nights after church we will often turn on Food Network Challenge. My favorite ones to watch are the cake decorating ones. They are amazing! Cakes with a theme are assembled and decorated within a certain time frame. Once they are completed they are moved to a judging table. The winner of the competition gets a medal and $10,000. We make ourselves a late snack/dinner and watch while we eat. The Boogie, of course, watches too. I didn't realize how much she really observed until this morning.
She was playing with her blocks and asked me to help her build a castle. I turned the blocks into a big tower. Then she asked, "Is it a cake? Is it a cake castle?"
"Sure!" I said. (Why not, right? A block cake castle.)
"Can we move it to the table?" she asked, indicating her bed.
I was confused. "What table?" I asked her.
"The judging table," she said.
"Okay!" I laughed. We carefully moved the blocks to her bed. "Did you win?" I asked her.
"Yes," she said excitedly, "I won! I won! Where's my medal?"
So I made her a "medal" out of a plastic necklace. She put it on and jumped around. "Ten thousand dollars!" she cheered.
What a funny kid! You just don't know how much they really "get" sometimes.