I broke down one day last week and got some fries and a Coke at McDonald's when I was on the run to somewhere. Aside from a sense of lethargy and guilt, that yielded a coupon for a one-night RedBox movie rental, which in turn led to another breakdown: Kung Fu Panda.
Trinh loved it. So did I, truth be told. She's been talking about it non-stop, and she's taken a shine to Tigress, the strong female fighter voiced by Angelina Jolie. Naturally, she's a little spooked by the villain, Tai Lung, a fearsome snow leopard "with darkness in his heart."
Separately, Trinh also got an exceptionally cool book for Christmas, the Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures. It's got the most sophisticated pop-ups I've ever seen, and it's quite readable. One of the creatures that took her fancy were the leprechauns, probably due in part to a recently-borrowed library book that we all fancied, Fiona's Luck.
Perhaps you've already figured out how these non-sequiters would collide, but I didn't see it coming: "Daddy, I want to see the part again where Tigress fights with Tai Lung...you know Tai Lung, the leprechaun with darkness in his heart. Can we watch that again? Pleeeease??"