we can walk from our neighborhood to the kids’ school. after we get off the path, there is a fenced drainage area. with all the rain, it is now completely grown over and the animals are loud as all get out.
7yo: it looks like muck, smells like yuck, and sounds like frog.
7yo [striding on our elliptical]: mama, do we have state farm?
7yo [singing]: and like a good neighbor, state farm is there. [looks around]
me [laughing]: you realize that only works on tv – it’s not real.
7yo: sure it is. watch. [sings] like a good neighbor, state farm is there. [changes expression on her face and deepens her voice] hello!
me: [cracking up]