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Comic Timing: Born Or Bred? Or Both?

Cora and I had a glorious day outdoors
yesterday, enjoying our beautiful fall weather and having a
fantastic time playing together. We spent the morning at a nature
preserve, and there’s a corner that has a couple baby
dinosaurs you can climb on.

Cora tried very hard to climb onto the slick raptor by herself, and
was clearly struggling. Undaunted, she kept trying, refusing my
help. At some point she realized it was futile, which is when it
became fun for her.

Cora threw a knee into a crevice, flung a leg over the
raptor’s back so that she was practically in the splits, and
began struggling with faux earnestness to pull herself up. She
began shouting, “I got it! I got it! I got it!” and
then slid off into a heap at the bottom.

At which point she looked up at me, winked, and said with an impish
smile, “I don’t got it.”

I love that my child can quote Mel Brooks movies. Well.


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