Last night at dinner:
Me: So Ellie, what was the best part of your day today?
Ellie: Watching Madagascar.
Me: Watching a movie was your favorite part of the ENTIRE day?
Me: Even better than driving to that park where we saw all the bison?
Me: And then we saw that majestic deer eating grass in the beautiful field?
Me: And then we drove to the bird park and saw all those birds? And we all had so much fun and you guys ran around laughing and saying how this was the best day ever and it was an awesome family bonding experience? Better than that?
Me: You saw a BALD EAGLE today. Do you know what a rare and beautiful experience that is? You saw an actual BALD EAGLE, and you’re telling me that the best part of your day was watching a cartoon?
Ellie: So what was the best part of your day?
…probably when you were watching Madagascar.