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5.10.2011

while visiting with my two-and-a-half-year-old friend:

sometimes right after little zoobie wakes up from the nap that she's now fighting against with every fiber of her being we watch curious george. or madagascar. madagascar 2, that is. for thirty minutes. that's what she's allowed. and she drinks her milk. and we both eat her pirate booty and letter crackers (if there is one food group i could subsist on it would be that of children's snacks). and yesterday as we sat on her parents bed watching madagascar, her smooshed up against the oversized white pillows and me hearing the movie for the first time, i was struck by this:





Listen Moto Moto. You better treat this lady like a queen because you my friend, you found yourself the perfect women. If I was ever so lucky to find the perfect women I would give her flowers everyday and not just any flowers, okay? Her favorites are orchids, white, and breakfast in bed... six loaves of wheat toast with butter on both sides, no crust. The way she likes it. I'd be her shoulder to cry on and her best friend and I'd spend everyday trying to think of how to make her laugh. She has the most, most amazing laugh. Well that's what I would do if were you.






all of it coming out of the mouth of a giraffe. 


it was awesome. worth seeing the film just for that. 




(ps: if the man i end up doesn't think i'm the most beautiful or the smartest or even the most fun, so be it. but heaven help me, i sure as heck hope he'd follow me to the ends of the earth for my laugh). 







24 comments:

Ana* said...

That is a wise giraffe,I would marry a guy like that. (I can't believe this actually rhymed haha)

-Maria- said...

love madagascar!

stumblingSarahAshley said...

the kids I nanny love that movie and I had the same thought when I saw that part the first time! We could all use a love like that.

Swirls of Happy said...

I love Madagascar and I LOVED this post. Adorable.

Ashley said...

I'm now sad that i haven't seen this movie...
What a wise Giraffe! =)

marissa from the boot said...

from start to finish, that was just plain precious! (i love kids' snacks too. give me pb&j and vanilla wafers any day and i'm happy.)
are you her babysitter?

jenny said...

oh my goodness... i was just thinking while we were watching sesame street this morning... how precious and profound it is sometimes. got to love kids films!!!

nicole addison said...

haha i have tears falling down my face. what is wrong with me! that is just too cute for words and it's exactly what i want. exactly.

Platypodian said...

aw! sounds like you were in good company! :)

magdalena viktoria said...

what a cute and wise thing to say. xx

Lela said...

We give such good advice to "our" kiddos (the collective children of a generation). I wonder why we don't folow it?

Erin said...

Love.Love.Love this!

Anait said...

the man you end up with WILL think you are the most beautiful, smartest and most fun ever...because that's what love is.

I love madagascar.

becky said...

Oh, this is lovely. So nice to hear about zoobie, so nice to read such a quote, so nice to think about love. And Meg? That man will think you the smartest and the most beautiful---and your laugh, your beautiful laugh will be the icing on the (wedding) cake.

Karen in Progress said...

I've never seen that movie, so thank you for sharing that amazing quote. I love that you added the bit about your laugh. I know my husband's laugh is one of the reasons I love him so much.

christine said...

Oh, how beautiful. Don't you just love finding gems like that in the most unexpected of places? :)

Kate said...

Children like that are just the most precious things on earth. And that's profoundly deep for a children's movie. And beautiful, teach 'em young!

Rolled Up Pretty and Cut Off Thoughts said...

That's so cute! I LOVE that quote! I just found your blog and already know I am going to LOVE! Now following :)

Ashlee said...

It's nice to see that some kids movies are giving kids a positive message! 'Cause I'm not so sure about that Miley Cyrus gal any more...

http://casualandclueless.blogspot.com/

Vartikaz said...

Amen to that!

Vera Elisabeth said...

Cute post. Wise giraffe ;-).

Mackenzie said...

oh i so so so agree. one can only hope :) this really made my heart flutter. that's always been my one biggest hope.

Shell said...

i loved Madagascar & i think the Giraffe was my favorite. adore this post Meg adore!

Jay said...

i love this! thank you for posting =)