11 May 2009


Last night I introduced Zoe to one of the greatest musical movies of all time, "Sound of Music." She was hesitant about watching it, reluctant to give up iCarly for something Mom said is good, but I pulled out the old bribe card and told that if she liked it, she could stay up past her bedtime to watch.

I knew she was going to love it and I was right. She was hooked before the Reverend Mother finished singing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" and didn't tear herself from the TV until the Von Trapps had fled the Nazis.

You know the scene when the Von Trapp children go to the abbey to look for Maria after she ran away because the Baroness says all that nasty stuff to her? While we were watching that scene Zoe said to me, "Why do the call them nuns?"

"I don't actually know," I replied. "But I am sure we can find out."

"They should be call hundreds," Zoe said.


"Yes, because of how much they love God. Hundreds. Not none."

I couldn't answer because I was holding back the laughter. Luckily the Reverend Mother started singing "Climb Every Mountain."


HT said...

LOVE IT! Hundreds indeed.

Emily Barton said...

Would you believe I was watching the Sound of Music that night too? Meanwhile, I LOVE Zoe's surmising. Someone needs to write the pope and tell him.

Courtney said...

Awww. Now, more importantly. Is My Fair Lady next?

tracie valentino said...

Too cute! Ashlee was a little older than Zoe is now when I introduced her to the SoM. She was watching it the other night, too.

Anonymous said...

Hysterical! From the honest and open minds of children come some of the most fabulous ideas.

ZoesMom said...

Apparently a lot of people were watching Sound of Music that night. It is one of those classics that everyone loves.

@Emily -- I think you're right. A letter to the Pope is in order.
@Courtney -- yes! Perfect next choice.