As you may remember, last Thanksgiving we were fortunate enough to have front row seats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Of course, one of the highlights was watching the HUGE balloons go by. Kendall knew all of the characters, except for one—the Smurf (who was making his debut in the parade to celebrate his 50th birthday). Ever since then, she’s asked me questions about Smurfs at random times. Why are they blue? What was the show about? Why was there just one girl in their whole community? (Okay, that last question was mine, not hers.)
I never know what prompts Kendall’s questions about Smurfs, because it’s not like I’ve got figurines lying around or posters in my bedroom (well, except for one). Just the other day, she said, “Mom, what do Smurfs do?” I told her that they do all sorts of things, just like people do.
K: So, do they like to cook?
me: I don’t know. They might. What would make you think that?
K: ‘Cause they all wear those chef hats!