I introduced the Biscuit to The Sound of Music* this week.
Here are some excerpts:
Biscuit: What's a nun?
me: A lady who lives in a convent and is good all the time.
Biscuit: Are they real?
Biscuit: Are some fat and some pointy?
me: Some are fat, thin, and in between. They're just normal people.
Biscuit: Do they sleep?
me: Yes, every night. Just like you.
Biscuit: What do they do every day?
me: They live in a convent, pray, garden, help poor people. They're just good all the time.
Biscuit: Do they do what people say?
me: They do what the Reverend Mother says.
Biscuit: Is she like their boss?
Biscuit: Is Maria a Raven Mother?
me: No, she's a young nun who gets in trouble a lot.
Biscuit: Yeah, she's a naughty nun. What's their costume?
me: It's called a habit.
Biscuit: That's not a very good costume for ballet.
me: You're right. It's not. But nuns don't do ballet.
Biscuit: Then I don't wanna be a nun.
(Note: About halfway through this conversation, it occurred to me that she was confusing nuns with vampires. Must be the long, black cloak. Hope I cleared that up.)
Biscuit (singing to herself): How do you solve a Maria like the nun? How do you catch the thing and give a cloud? How do you find a word where is Maria? Allelujah! She's a clown!
Biscuit: This is my swishy dress, and this is my basket, and I'm the big girl from Sound of Music. I'm being Weasel.
me: Her name is Liesl, dude.
Biscuit: No, that's not a real name. Her name is Weasel. I'm being WEASEL.
me: Cool. Weasel, do you want some strawberries?
Biscuit: Thank you, yes.
Biscuit: ANANANANANANANOOOOO! ANNYANYANYANOOOAHHHHH!
me: Please stop shouting nonsense.
Biscuit: I'm singing. That song that the nuns sing.
Biscuit: Yeah. Is it louder than talking?
me: Yes, it is much louder and more annoying than talking.
Biscuit: Good. ANANNAYANALLLULAAAAAAAAH!
Can't wait to show her Oklahoma and On the Town.
*Have I ever mentioned that I was in the 8th grade musical of Sound of Music? I was Sister Bertha, the Evil Nun**. I have a picture of me playing poker in my habit, because I was one tough sister.
**Yes, they actually let me sing on stage. But that was the only time.