Reality is Stranger than Fiction?

First, I’d like you to watch this video.  After that, please read on.  It’ll make it easier to respond to my questions.

That is my daughter.  She’s 2 years and 7 months old at the moment, and as you can see, she doesn’t exactly speak English like a normal Canadian kid.  Well, that’s because we live in Japan, and she spends much of her time hearing Japanese.  Her language is mixed.  But this isn’t the important thing.

What I’d like to know is this: How would you react if you read this scene in a novel that was not meant to be funny?  Let’s say a serious novel about a young family’s struggle to become successful.  If this video were written out just the way it looks, how would you react?  Could you take it seriously?  Is reality truly stranger than fiction?

9 thoughts on “Reality is Stranger than Fiction?”

  1. I would laugh my head off at this scene, just like I did at the video. I don’t know if this is helpful, as I can laugh and take things seriously at the same time.

    If I don’t laugh, I cry and I don’t look good in tears!

      1. Kids, in general, are strange, I think. They just do what they feel because they haven’t learned to worry about what other people think, yet.

        Enjoy it, it doesn’t last very long…

  2. Your daughter is completely normal for an almost-3-year-old lol. They’re all weird in their own special ways. While I write this my 8yo is crying, “Elephants are blubber!” the 5yo is screaming (while holding one of those little plastic chairs for kids) “I’m wearing my chair underwear!” and the almost 3yo is singing the theme to Super Why. Just roll with it lol.

    1. Well, that’s quite the variety of entertaining things to hear. My daughter was obsessed with pictures of food today. Also, she started saying “come on” when she wanted me to follow her somewhere.

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