Scene: Annie and I are running a few errands. She is ecstatic because she loves “just us girls time.” We are in the car, listening to some Christian praise music.
A: *singing along loudly*
Me: You’re a good singer, Anne-girl!
A: I know. I’m the best singer in the world. I should get a gold medal for singing.
Me: Um, sure.
A: Did I love this song when I was a baby?
Me: Well, I don’t think this song was around when you were a baby. I think it’s a new song. But you always love to sing at church. Maybe you think that you remember this song because it’s about Jesus and you love to sing about Jesus.
A: Yeah. I love to sing about Jesus. And God. And all the single ladies.
A: *singing loudly * ALL THE SINGLE LADIES ALL THE SINGLE LADIES ALL THE SINGLE LADIES PUT THE HANDS UP
A: Do they put their hands up ’cause they’re at church, Mum?
Me: ….Yes…Yes, they do. That’s exactly why.
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