Ok, so tonight's "Family Movie Night" a.k.a "we're broke right now & can't afford to go out and do something so I have to plan something fun & creative for my girlies that doesn't cost much $$$ Night"
So me & monkey are in my room getting ready to head on over to Blockbuster & being the good mommy I try to be, I strike up a conversation with her. I ask her "What movie are you going to choose?"
Monkey: (in her best duuuuh voice) I don't know, I'm NOT sidekick!
Me: (perplexed) You're not WHAT?
Monkey: SIDEKICK mom. I'm not sidekick. I don't know what movie I'll choose.
Monkey: (almost rolling her eyes now) Sidekick... you know those ones that can tell what'll happen in the future.... Sidekick (finishing with her duh voice again)
Me: (trying to contain my laughter so I don't laugh in my poor daughter's face & crush her self esteem forever) Sidekick??? I think the word you're looking for is PSYCHIC... You know, like Raven... psychics see the future. Now what YOU said, sidekick, that's like a partner, you know, like Batman & Robin.
Monkey: Wait. I know. How does it go? "The batmobile lost its wheel & Robin laid an egg....." What does that have to do with it mom? ( Still having no clue what I'm telling her)
Me: I'm trying to tell you the difference from what you said to what you mean. You meant psychic, but you said sidekick.
Monkey: What does Batman have to do with this?
Me: You know, Batman has a partner... a sidekick. Ok forget Batman. Hannah Montana, her best friend Lily is her sidekick. Spongebob, his friend "whatever his name is" is his sidekick.
Monkey: Oh, and Raven... she's a sidekick!
Me: (definitely rolling my eyes at this point) Forget it. I'll find out what you choose when we're there. After all, you're not sidekick!