"I want to become a nun" she tells me earnestly. "A carmellite nun".
Hmm this is quite specific.
Then the penny drops. "
"Have you, by any chance, been watching Sister Act ?"
My little Miss 8 nods and clasps her hands together.
"I don't think I want to go to a place where you can't talk because I wouldn't be very good at that, but I want to go to Nun house where they sing all day."
Freezing cold, dreary grey Victorian Winter School holidays mean lots of inside time, and my youngest has been going through my old dvd's and even the VCR tapes.
No Bratz movies or Monster High, Not the latest and greatest in high-tech special effects.
She is a traditionalist.
The King and I
The Sound of Music
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Wizard of Oz
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Basically anything that has lots of music in it.
Add to this her newly aquired favourites of Pitch Perfect, Sister Act 1 and 2, Footloose and Xanadu.
It's a singing, dancing stage show at our house. The older kids are doing a FANTASTIC job of scratching their eardrums out with a fork as my youngest "etcetera ... etcetera...etcetera" s several thousand times a day and practising her Hail Mary's.
What's showing on the small screen at your house these holidays?