Friday, October 16, 2009

Chloe's tale of Princess Joseph

Apparently Chloe got quite the bedtime/Bible/princess story fill during Grandpa and Grandma's recent visit. Two weeks ago for Family Home Evening, she decided to read us a story. When we gave her the okay, she raced to her room with excitement, only to race back to the living room carrying 'The Chronicles of Narnia' set. She then opened the final book in the series, 'The Last Battle', and proceeded to "read" from it out loud. The story went a little something like this:

Chloe: "Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lived a very beautiful princess!"

Okay. So far, so good. I especially like the "long, long ago." It wasn't just long ago. It was long, long ago! And this is a very beautiful princess we're talking about. Way to be descriptive, Chloe!

Neil: "Did the princess have a name?"

Chloe: "Yes! Her name was Joseph!"

Neil: "Joseph, huh?"

Interesting name choice....

Chloe: "But then one day she died."

Neil: "What!? She died? Well, how did that happen?"

Chloe: "Actually, um, well, the TV fell on top of her!" (giggles...apparently she thought this part of the story was funny).

Okay, so let me get this straight. This princess - Joseph - who lived long, long ago, and who was very beautiful, was tragically struck by a TV? Wow. That could ruin some one's day. And who knew TVs existed back then?!

Chloe: "But then she grew alive again!"

Neil: "Oh, okay! Whew, I was worried!"

Chloe: (giggling, again) "Then she died again!"

This is where the giggling turned into complete hysterics. I've never seen a child crack herself up to the extreme that Chloe did at this very moment.

Neil: "What? AGAIN? Well, how this time?"

Chloe: "A clock fell on her!"

And on and on the story went. Not really sure what she's been getting too much of that would produce such an imaginatively disturbing tale in the mind of a 3 year old! Too much 'Enchanted', perhaps? She has been a bit obsessed with that movie. Well, needless to say, Family Home Evening was an entertaining one that night!

{To keep with the theme of this post, here's Grandma and Chloe reading bedtime stories - Sept '09.}



Anonymous said...

That is too funny!

Wendy said...

Too cute! I can just picture her telling it!

Twinkies said...

That's one funny girl. I love the picture of chloe with her beautiful grandma. Can't wait for ryan to start adding his own details to her stories.

Lizzie said...

precious :) i love when kids freely express themselves, it always turns into something funny!!

have a great Sunday!

Gma Jill/Gpa Roy said...

What happy memories this brings! What a wonderful description of darling Chloebug's imaginative story! SO glad you captured all of that. What a fun FHE!!!

LOVE the look on her face in the photo. Priceless. How she loooooves that book!

How we love all of you! Thanks so much for the hospitality. We loved our visit.

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill