I've stated before in some of my experiences that my daughter Sarah, now 16, has startled me with comments and remarks that make no sense in regards to what is currently happening in our lives. One that I remember clearly is this incident.
We were in the car and Sarah, aged 3, sat in her car seat in the back and listened, entranced, to the song by Phil Collins, "In The Air Tonight". Anyone who has heard him knows he has a very distinctive voice and as soon as the song was over, she promptly announced, "Mama, did you know my voice sounded just like that a long time ago when I was a man?"
Remember, she was 3 when this happened so I literally have no clue where it came from. She was hardly more than a toddler, so I just said, "Ok, well, that's nice."
Later that day, when I had had a bit more time to process the information I slowly brought up the subject again. She immediately said, "Yes, I sounded like that man when I talked but I didn't have time to sing. We were running too fast and then Nanny fell down. Jack ran back to help her before the fire got her but we didn't see them no more."
We don't know a Nanny or a Jack. I was speechless for a moment before she continued. "I don't know why them people were screaming so loud. The fire was behind us. Do you think maybe there was another fire up there with them?"
I agreed with her that maybe there were 2 fires and asked what happened to Nanny and Jack. She said, "I told you already that I don't know. We didn't see them no more."
She seemed a bit sad so I shut my mouth and told her to go on and play, and later when I peeked in at her she was telling her pillow that she missed Jack. I did my best to distract her and never brought it up again and neither has she. I don't know if she remembers it or not, I'm almost afraid to ask.