I arrived to pick up BoopaLoop from pre-school today, and she immediately greeted me with, "Mommy, look what I made!"
I looked at what she was showing me.
Me - Uh...
I had no idea what this was. Of course, I was completely worried that I would crush her little artistic spirit by not immediately recognizing what it was she had created. I'm certain in her head it was obvious, but the first words that came to my head (graveyard, yellow disk of death) were probably NOT remotely close to what it was.
Me - That is really beautiful honey.
This is a generic response I often use in the hopes that flattery will prompt her to rattle off more details about her creation to help me figure out what in heaven's name is going on.
BoopaLoop - It is a garden.
Me - Oh, wow! Of course it is, look at all the lovely things growing in it!
My daughter is looking at me strangely.
BoopaLoop - There is nothing growing IN it. It is a pretend garden.
My mistake. Evidently I wasn't fooling anyone with my mad acting skillz.