Wednesday, April 18, 2007

the stockyards in the moon

Tonight as I was patting Iris' back before sleep, we were talking about the moon.

"Sometimes it looks like it has a face," she said.

"Yes, that's called the man in the moon," I told her, then could not resist adding, "In Japan, they say it's the rabbit in the moon." [true!]

Whereupon Iris asked, "What do they say in Chicago?"

5 Comments:

Blogger meg said...

in chicago, they call it "da bear"

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

I find myself really impressed with Iris' language skills! I don't think Laura has ever even heard of Chicago (which is probably our fault, not hers).

8:15 AM  
Anonymous erin said...

meg made me laugh!

8:49 AM  
Blogger ironica99 said...

The funny thing about that is that I was *in* Chicago. And the previous evening--before dark, so I didn't see the moon--I'd rented a bike and gone on a ride through the city, and I was admiring the industrial beauty of bridges and railroads and warehouses, etc. I spent the beginning of the week really sitting with an old, deep love for my father's (Iris's grandfather's, for your readers) city. -- Iris' Aunt Ronica

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We see a rabbit here in Australia too!

11:42 PM  

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