Sunday, July 19, 2009

beautiful butterflies

"Momdude," said six year-old Lola, staring into my eyes and speaking with the intensity of Christopher Walken in the watch scene from "Pulp Fiction." "I forgot to tell you something. When we were at Dolores Park, I saw a flock of butterflies."

"Oh, that's nice, honey," I said abstractedly.

Lola grabbed my arm. "Now I am afraid of butterflies." She shuddered.


Maggie May said...

i have a 7 year old daughter who
would have said that exact same thing-
and her name is Lola

the Drunken Housewife said...


Jen in OR said...

I'm glad it's not just me. Have you ever really looked at one of those things up close? Sure the wings are pretty... but the rest is creepy! lol

Anonymous said...

doppelgangers would be such a rocking name for a roller-derby team. or one of those gangs from warriors.

Sadako said...

That was adorable.

And I agree. They do look cute from afar and pretty but when you get close and you see the legs and insect-iness...ugh. I prefer caterpillars.