"I've got to practice my ballet, because I'm going to be a ballerina when I grow up. Not a Princess Ballerina, just a Ballerina."
"Wow - you've given up on the Princess part???"
"But we did so much research... what made you let that one go?"
"So that I can marry Ethan, OF COURSE!"
"I had the baddest dream anyone could ever have. I dreamed a wolf was trying to eat me. Then I had the most exciting dream anyone could ever have!!
I thought I was in this world and I was downstairs and I was flying all around the house."
Then she got really quiet and leaned over and whispered, as she was bursting with excitement...
"And, now that I've done that in my dream, I'm pretty sure I know what I need to do to fly in this world."
"Seriously?? How awesome!! What do you have to do?"
"Well, I've got to flap my arms really hard - like this.
But before I try that, I have another idea too. If I start out running really fast, I might just take off."
We were listening to a song called "Angels Unaware". Ali asked what it meant, and I explained that in the Old Testament, there were sometimes angels disguised as people, and that the song is saying that maybe that happens now, too, and we should treat everyone as if they were angels in disguise.
"But I would know how to tell if they're angels or not."
"Well, I would just look at the back of 'em. If they had wings, they were an angel pretending to be a human. If they didn't, they were a human."
"But if they were in disguise, you couldn't see their wings, don't you think?"
"Nope - you could see them from the back. So that's how you'd tell! Which is JUST like how you can tell if a dinosaur is an herbivore or a carnivore - you just look in their mouth. If their teeth are pointy, they're an herbivore. If they're flat, they're a carnivore. I learned that on Bubble Guppies!"
"What does it mean if they're an Herbivore?"
"It means that they have pointy teeth, of course."