Nick and I quote Friends and Armageddon to each other on a daily basis.
Holly fills her texts with references to Mean Girls and Troop Beverly Hills.
Movie quotes are just a thing. I didn't know other people do it (I don't know if it's just perhaps my strange circle?) but I'll tell you this- my proudest moment as a mother revolves around a movie quote and just happened last week.
My kids can and do quote movies often. It is, apparently, genetic. It's in their BLOOD. But there's a difference between randomly spouting off some hilarious gem, and working a quote seamlessly into a conversation. That's the difference, that's where the magic lies.
We were at dinner a few weeks ago (we NEVER eat out, so this was extremely special) and I was rambling on to Nick about something or other, and I said 'hey babe' to try to get his attention.
And out of NOWHERE, inflection absolutely PERFECT, Ava says 'Hey babe. Let's hold hands.'
SHE TOTALLY FRICKING NAILED IT!!!!
My baby is a genius. I am SO proud. Seriously, I almost cried. It was funny, it completely fit the situation, it was spontaneous and unprompted- it was just absolute perfection.
Other mother's don't get weepy when their kids learn to quote movies. I'm okay with that.
Linking up with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop with my loose take on the prompt BABY, which I decided to change to BABE to fit my needs. I like to break rules and live dangerously.