I have written before that volunteering helps me to freak out less (kinda) about the things in my life that are spiraling out of control. And, if I had to put them in order of favorites, I would say that going to a local school to help in the Kinder class would be at the top of the list. A while back one of the students was showing me her art project, very proudly I might add. I couldn’t make out too much of it, but I saw what looked like a princess; and I made out an “Fr”, and an “E” near a white and blue dress. (Do you see where I am going with this?) Now, I know I have nephews and I am not above making them watching this movie every once in a while, hehe. And, I may or may not have an Olaf on my bed. So, then there’s that. I get it.
She asked me what I thought of her art, and of course I complimented her and tried to ask the most engaging questions I could. I mentioned, “Oh, I see the dress, that must be Elsa. And is that Anna?” (Now, here’s the kicker: I said “ANNA” as “ANN-UH”. I have watched the movie. More than once. I know who the main characters are. I thought I knew their names.)
Oh, no-no-no-no…….She schooled me in less than a second on how you pronounce the name correctly!
Without even skipping a beat she replied (with disdain in her voice), “Uhm. No. AHNN-A”.