Anyway, it’s getting late, she’s falling asleep and mumbles, “I know you want to go watch Hamlet, go ahead and go back downstairs. Hark who goes there.”
Me: “….” <open mouth> ” …. ” <close mouth> “…..” <shakes head> ” … what?”
Her: <mumbling> “Go downstairs, watch your show. Who goes there.”
Me: ” ??? You know that’s the opening line to Hamlet?” (* Yes I know it’s more like “Who’s there?”, work with me here.)
Me: “I had no idea you knew that.”
Boggles my mind when she does that. Not “To be or not to be” or “what a piece of work is man”, quotes she hears the children say all day long. No, she quotes (accurately or not) the opening line, which many people wouldn’t even recognize. I have no idea if she looked it up in one of my books just so she could do that (doubtful, otherwise she wouldn’t have waited so long to deliver it), remembered me talking about it (possible, though I certainly haven’t done so deliberately in months), or remembered it from an actual Hamlet production we’ve seen (less possible, as it’s been years since we watched Hamlet).
I think I’ll keep her.