Ember and I were at the playground today and she met a little friend called Trinity. On the way home I was telling her that Trinity was one of the names Simon liked, and that we had thought about when we were deciding what name to give her, along with Azura and Isabella. Ember liked the idea of Isabella because it's the name of a Queen in one of her movies.
Me: Well, there's a book and a movie called "The City of Ember".
Em: Really? Can I watch it?
Me: One day.
Em: Is there a girl in that movie called Ember?
Me: No, they all live in an underground city, and the city is called Ember. Like we live in Raglan, they live in Ember.
Em: They live in Ember! That's funny! People can't be called a name of living!
Me: There are quite a few people's names which are also place names. Like Paris. There's a city in France called Paris, and there are some people called Paris too.
Em: I know one, it's called Shance
Em: No, Shance.
Me: What's Shance?
Em: It's a living place and a people name. There is heaps of treasure and chocolate coins!
Me: In Shance the place?
Em: Yep. And all the gates are made of rainbows! (throwing her arms into the air, dramatically)
Me: Wow, that sounds cool.
Em: Yep. And animals! Just baby animals with no families, and they stay baby animals all the time. Kittens, and lions, and dogs, and T Rexs.
Me: T Rex? Uh oh, what if it eats everyone?
Em: No, it won't eat the people because it's just a baby one and he's a she... she's a she. Is she means girl?
Em: Oh. He's a he. And when he grows up, he's a nice one.
Just as we arrived home, a whole flock of sparrows took off from a tree, flying overhead.
Em: Look at those birds! They're so horrid. Horrid means lovely.
Me: No it doesn't, horrid means horrible.
Em: Well in my words horrid is a different one and it means lovely.