“Doe a Deer”
We watch a lot of The Sound of Music (aka, “Doe a Deer”)around here. It’s a good story with no language I have to filter or be embarrassed by, about a big family with catchy music and beautiful scenery, not to mention the kid appeal of 7 children. When Maria comes onscreen, Jude squeals “MARIA! IT’S MARIAAAAAA!”
This morning, as I was getting him ready for school, Jude looked at me and said, “Mom, I want to give you a kiss.” Of course I love this and think it’s precious. So I offered him a cheek. “No, Mom,” he says forcefully. “No. I kiss you like in Doe a Deer.” And then he leans in and pops a kiss right on my mouth.
Admittedly I was a little surprised by this. We are not mouth kissers around here, folks! I mean, me and the Mister are, of course, but not w/ our kiddo!
“Jude,” I said haltingly, “Uh, just who is it that kisses like that in Doe a Deer?”
Jude put a finger on his chin as he thought. “Ummm … uhhh …” I could see the wheels turning. “It was, uhh, her? The girl?”
“Liesl? When she kisses Rolf?”
Jude lights up. “YES!”
Hmmm. I’m thinking the song might be “I am 3 going on 17.” Oh deer dear.
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